Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Kurt Fitzner discovered that the NBD (network block device) server did
not correctly verify the maximum size of request packets. By sending
specially crafted large request packets, a remote attacker who is
allowed to access the server could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with 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 nbd-client and / or nbd-server packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1