Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : libimobiledevice vulnerability (USN-3026-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91956


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


It was discovered that libimobiledevice incorrectly handled socket permissions. A remote attacker could use this issue to access services on iOS devices, contrary to expectations.

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 libimobiledevice4 and / or libimobiledevice6 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91956

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3026-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libimobiledevice4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libimobiledevice6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2016/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5104

OSVDB: 139146

USN: 3026-1