Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerabilities (USN-3419-2) (BlueBorne)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103322


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


USN-3419-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses.
A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-1000251)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Broadcom FullMAC WLAN driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7541).

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 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103322

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3419-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/19

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.10-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.10-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.10-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-7541

OSVDB: 161863, 165347

USN: 3419-2