Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nginx vulnerability (USN-3114-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 94289
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDawid Golunski discovered that the nginx package incorrectly handled log file permissions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.