Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3189-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97017


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


USN-3189-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Mikulas Patocka discovered that the asynchronous multibuffer cryptographic daemon (mcryptd) in the Linux kernel did not properly handle being invoked with incompatible algorithms. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Qidan He discovered that the ICMP implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check the size of an ICMP header. A local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN could use this to expose sensitive information.

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: 97017

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3189-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/06

Modified: 2017/02/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/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:linux-image-4.4-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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: 2017/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2016-8399

OSVDB: 148195, 150498

USN: 3189-2