Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : initramfs-tools vulnerability (USN-2153-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73180


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


Kees Cook discovered that initramfs-tools incorrectly mounted /run without the noexec option, contrary to expected behaviour.

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 initramfs-tools package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73180

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2153-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/25

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:initramfs-tools, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/24

Reference Information

USN: 2153-1