Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nginx vulnerability (USN-3114-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94289


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


Dawid Golunski discovered that the nginx package incorrectly handled log file permissions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain root 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: High

ID: 94289

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3114-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/26

Modified: 2016/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-extras, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-full, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-light, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2016/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1247

OSVDB: 146292

USN: 3114-1