Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : apparmor vulnerability (USN-2413-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79383


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


An AppArmor policy miscompilation flaw was discovered in apparmor_parser. Under certain circumstances, a malicious application could use this flaw to perform operations that are not allowed by AppArmor policy. The flaw may also prevent applications from accessing resources that are allowed by AppArmor policy.

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 apparmor package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79383

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2413-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/21

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apparmor, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1424

BID: 71288

USN: 2413-1