Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : lxc vulnerability (USN-3375-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102160


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that LXC incorrectly handled the TIOCSTI ioctl. An attacker could possibly use this issue to escape LXC containers.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected lxc package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102160

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3375-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/03

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lxc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10124

OSVDB: 149761

USN: 3375-1