Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : udisks, udisks2 vulnerability (USN-2142-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72925


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Florian Weimer discovered that UDisks incorrectly handled certain long path names. A local attacker could use this issue to cause udisks to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to 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 udisks and / or udisks2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72925

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2142-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/11

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:udisks, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:udisks2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0004

BID: 66081

USN: 2142-1