Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes discovered that Linux did not
correctly initialize certain socket operation function pointers. A
local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. By default,
Ubuntu 8.04 and later with a non-zero /proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr
setting were not vulnerable.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 40658 ()
Bugtraq ID: 36038
CVE ID: CVE-2009-2692
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