Ubuntu 15.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2752-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 86207


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


Benjamin Randazzo discovered an information leak in the md (multiple device) driver when the bitmap_info.file is disabled. A local privileged attacker could use this to obtain sensitive information from the kernel. (CVE-2015-5697)

Marc-Andre Lureau discovered that the vhost driver did not properly release the userspace provided log file descriptor. A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2015-6252).

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-3.19-generic, linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.19-lowlatency packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 86207

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2752-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/30

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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-3.19-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5697, CVE-2015-6252

OSVDB: 125431, 126403

USN: 2752-1