Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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