Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : apparmor vulnerability (USN-3247-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99094


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


Stephane Graber discovered that AppArmor incorrectly unloaded some profiles when restarted or upgraded, contrary to expected behavior.

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 apparmor package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99094

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3247-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/30

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apparmor, 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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6507

OSVDB: 154291

USN: 3247-1