USN-1740-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 an administrator.

See also :

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1740-1/

Solution :

Update the affected package(s).

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64806 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0871