Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : cgmanager vulnerability (USN-2451-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 80392


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


Serge Hallyn discovered that cgmanager did not consistently enforce proper nesting when modifying cgroup properties. A local attacker in a privileged container could use this to set cgroup values for all cgroups.

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 cgmanager package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 80392

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2451-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/06

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:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cgmanager, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1425

USN: 2451-1