Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3072-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93220


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


Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-5244)

Yue Cao et al discovered a flaw in the TCP implementation's handling of challenge acks in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (reset connection) or inject content into an TCP stream. (CVE-2016-5696)

It was discovered that a heap based buffer overflow existed in the USB HID driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93220

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3072-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/30/2016

Updated: 1/12/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Patch Publication Date: 8/29/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5244, CVE-2016-5696, CVE-2016-5829

USN: 3072-1