Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Wojciech Purczynski discovered that the vmsplice system call did not
properly perform verification of user-memory pointers. A local
attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory and
gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31092 ()
Bugtraq ID: 27801
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0600
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