Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-2174-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 73723


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


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of SCTP handshake. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-0101)

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's DCCP protocol support. A remote attacked could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-2523).

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 linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 73723

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2174-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/27

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:linux-image-2.6-ec2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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: 2014/04/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0101, CVE-2014-2523

BID: 65943, 66279

USN: 2174-1