Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Jon Howell reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based
virtual machine) subsystem's handling of the XSAVE feature. On hosts,
using qemu userspace, without the XSAVE feature an unprivileged local
attacker could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-4461)
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of script
execution when module loading is enabled. A local attacker could
exploit this flaw to cause a leak of kernel stack contents.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
Public Exploit Available : true