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.
David Ford discovered that the IPv4 defragmentation routine did not
correctly handle oversized packets. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted traffic that would cause a system to crash, leading
to a denial of service. (The fix was included in the earlier kernels
from USN-864-1.) (CVE-2009-1298)
Akira Fujita discovered that the Ext4 'move extents' ioctl did not
correctly check permissions. A local attacker could exploit this to
overwrite arbitrary files on the system, leading to root privilege
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true