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