Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2585-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 83177


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


It was discovered that the Linux kernel's IPv6 networking stack has a flaw that allows using route advertisement (RA) messages to set the 'hop_limit' to values that are too low. An unprivileged attacker on a local network could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (IPv6 messages dropped).

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 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 83177

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2585-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/01

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2015/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2922

BID: 74315

OSVDB: 120282

USN: 2585-1