Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : lxc vulnerability (USN-3730-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 111577


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


Matthias Gerstner discovered that LXC incorrectly handled the
lxc-user-nic utility. A local attacker could possibly use this issue
to open arbitrary files.

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 111577

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3730-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/07

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lxc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6556

USN: 3730-1