Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson
discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An
unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as
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
Public Exploit Available : true