Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : nginx vulnerability (USN-2351-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77808


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


Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and Karthikeyan Bhargavan discovered that nginx incorrectly reused cached SSL sessions. An attacker could possibly use this issue in certain configurations to obtain access to information from a different virtual host.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77808

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2351-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/23

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-extras, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-full, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-light, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-naxsi, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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: 2014/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3616

BID: 70025

USN: 2351-1