Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerability (USN-2094-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72233


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


Pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when called from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrator privileges.

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Update the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72233

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2094-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/01/31

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.8-generic, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2014/01/30

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 3.13.1 Recvmmsg Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0038

USN: 2094-1