Ubuntu 14.10 : systemd-shim vulnerability (USN-2392-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 78762


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


It was discovered that systemd-shim incorrectly shipped with a debugging clause enabled. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

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 systemd-shim package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 78762

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2392-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/31

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:systemd-shim, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8399

USN: 2392-1