Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic vulnerabilities (USN-2564-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82695


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


An integer overflow was discovered in the stack randomization feature of the Linux kernel on 64 bit platforms. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. (CVE-2015-1593)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux Kernel's handling of userspace configuration of the link layer control (LLC). A local user could exploit this flaw to read data from other sysctl settings.

An information leak was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles setting the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) settings. A local user could exploit this flaw to read data from other sysctl settings.

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: 82695

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2564-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/10

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

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: 2015/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1593, CVE-2015-2041, CVE-2015-2042

OSVDB: 118498, 118655, 118659

USN: 2564-1