Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nginx regression (USN-3114-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94353


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


USN-3114-1 fixed a vulnerability in nginx. A packaging issue prevented nginx from being reinstalled or upgraded to a subsequent release. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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: 94353

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3114-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/28

Modified: 2016/11/01

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

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: 2016/10/27

Reference Information

OSVDB: 146292

USN: 3114-2