Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based Virtual
Machine) subsystem handled MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts). A local
unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
or potentially elevate privileges. (CVE-2012-2137)
A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel passed the replacement
session keyring to a child process. An unprivileged local user could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (panic).
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 :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false