Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 : lxcfs vulnerabilities (USN-2813-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86911


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


It was discovered that LXCFS incorrectly enforced directory escapes. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly escalate privileges.

It was discovered that LXCFS incorrectly checked certain permissions.
A local attacker could use this issue t possibly 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 lxcfs package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86911

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2813-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/18

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lxcfs, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, 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: 2015/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1342, CVE-2015-1344

OSVDB: 130463, 130464

USN: 2813-1