Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2928-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89931


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


Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative 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 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89931

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2928-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/15

Modified: 2017/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4

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

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


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2384

OSVDB: 134538

USN: 2928-1