Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerability (USN-5002-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 150956


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5002-1 advisory. Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150956

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5002-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2021

Updated: 3/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3609


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3.0-1041-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3.0-1044-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3.0-75-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3.0-75-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke-5.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gkeop-5.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-raspi2-hwe-18.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/23/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/23/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3609

USN: 5002-1