Debian DSA-4179-1 : linux-tools - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 109329


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


This update doesn't fix a vulnerability in linux-tools, but provides support for building Linux kernel modules with the 'retpoline'mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre variant 2).

This update also includes bug fixes from the upstream Linux 3.16 stable branch up to and including 3.16.56.


Upgrade the linux-tools packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.16.56-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109329

File Name: debian_DSA-4179.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/25/2018

Updated: 11/13/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-tools, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2018

Reference Information

DSA: 4179