Ubuntu 15.10 : lxd vulnerability (USN-2809-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86871


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Jeroen Simonetti discovered that LXD incorrectly set socket permissions. A local attacker could use this issue to escalate 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 lxd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86871

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2809-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/13

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lxd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2015/11/12

Reference Information

OSVDB: 130417

USN: 2809-1