Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux kernel did not correctly validate
memory ranges on 64bit kernels when allocating memory on behalf of
32bit system calls. On a 64bit system, a local attacker could perform
malicious multicast getsockopt calls to gain root privileges.
Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux kernel did not correctly filter
registers on 64bit kernels when performing 32bit system calls. On a
64bit system, a local attacker could manipulate 32bit system calls to
gain root privileges. (Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 8.04 LTS were not
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true