Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : vino vulnerability (USN-1980-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70255


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


Jonathan Claudius discovered that Vino incorrectly handled closing invalid connections. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Vino to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

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 vino package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70255

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1980-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/01

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vino, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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: 2013/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5745

BID: 62443

OSVDB: 97419

USN: 1980-1