Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2716-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85509


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


Marcelo Ricardo Leitner discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's SCTP address configuration lists when using Address Configuration Change (ASCONF) options on a socket. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).

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-3.13-generic, linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.13-lowlatency packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85509

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2716-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/18

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3212

USN: 2716-1