Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : libgc vulnerability (USN-3197-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97208


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Kuang-che Wu discovered that multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities existed in libgc. An attacker could use these to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 libgc1c2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97208

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3197-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/16

Modified: 2017/02/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgc1c2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, 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: 2017/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9427

OSVDB: 147523

USN: 3197-1