Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel (GCP) vulnerabilities (USN-6777-3)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197600


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6777-3 advisory.

Zheng Wang discovered that the Broadcom FullMAC WLAN driver in the Linux kernel contained a race condition during device removal, leading to a use- after-free vulnerability. A physically proximate attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2023-47233)

Several security issues were discovered in the Linux kernel. An attacker could possibly use these to compromise the system. This update corrects flaws in the following subsystems:

- Block layer subsystem;

- Userspace I/O drivers;

- Ceph distributed file system;

- Ext4 file system;

- JFS file system;

- NILFS2 file system;

- Bluetooth subsystem;

- Networking core;

- IPv4 networking;

- IPv6 networking;

- Logical Link layer;

- MAC80211 subsystem;

- Netlink;

- NFC subsystem;

- Tomoyo security module; (CVE-2023-52524, CVE-2023-52530, CVE-2023-52601, CVE-2023-52439, CVE-2024-26635, CVE-2023-52602, CVE-2024-26614, CVE-2024-26704, CVE-2023-52604, CVE-2023-52566, CVE-2021-46981, CVE-2024-26622, CVE-2024-26735, CVE-2024-26805, CVE-2024-26801, CVE-2023-52583)

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197600

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6777-3.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-52439


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1162-gcp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-46981, CVE-2023-47233, CVE-2023-52439, CVE-2023-52524, CVE-2023-52530, CVE-2023-52566, CVE-2023-52583, CVE-2023-52601, CVE-2023-52602, CVE-2023-52604, CVE-2024-26614, CVE-2024-26622, CVE-2024-26635, CVE-2024-26704, CVE-2024-26735, CVE-2024-26801, CVE-2024-26805

USN: 6777-3