Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic vulnerability (USN-2529-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81775


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


It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Infiniband subsystem did not properly sanitize its input parameters while registering memory regions from userspace. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or to potentially gain administrative privileges.

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-3.16-generic, linux-image-3.16-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.16-lowlatency packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81775

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2529-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/12

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:UR

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.16-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.16-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.16-lowlatency, 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: 2015/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8159

BID: 73060

OSVDB: 119630

USN: 2529-1