Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerability (USN-2313-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 77198


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


An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's audit subsystem when auditing certain syscalls. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (OOPS).

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-3.13-generic and / or linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 77198

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2313-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/14

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-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: 2014/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3917

BID: 67699

USN: 2313-1