Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-2394-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78764


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


Nadav Amit reported that the KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) mishandles noncanonical addresses when emulating instructions that change the rip (Instruction Pointer). A guest user with access to I/O or the MMIO can use this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) of the guest. (CVE-2014-3647)

A flaw was discovered with the handling of the invept instruction in the KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. An unprivileged guest user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) on the guest. (CVE-2014-3646)

Lars Bull reported a race condition in the PIT (programmable interrupt timer) emulation in the KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local guest user with access to PIT i/o ports could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash) on the host.

Lars Bull and Nadav Amit reported a flaw in how KVM (the Kernel Virtual Machine) handles noncanonical writes to certain MSR registers.
A privileged guest user can exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) on the host. (CVE-2014-3610)

Raphael Geissert reported a NULL pointer dereference in the Linux kernel's CIFS client. A remote CIFS server could cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have other unspecified impact by deleting IPC$ share during resolution of DFS referrals.

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78764

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2394-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/31/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/30/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3610, CVE-2014-3611, CVE-2014-3646, CVE-2014-3647, CVE-2014-7145

BID: 69867, 70742, 70743, 70745, 70748

USN: 2394-1