Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-saucy vulnerability (USN-2201-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73890


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


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's pseudo tty (pty) device.
An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially gain administrator privileges.

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-3.11-generic and / or linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73890

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2201-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/06

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.11-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae, 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: 2014/05/05

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0196

BID: 67199

OSVDB: 106646

USN: 2201-1