Ubuntu 16.10 : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3152-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95574


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


Philip Pettersson discovered a race condition in the af_packet implementation in the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or run arbitrary code with administrative 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 linux-image-4.8-raspi2 and / or linux-image-raspi2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95574

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3152-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/06

Modified: 2017/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


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-4.8-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-raspi2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8655

OSVDB: 148164

USN: 3152-2