Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1741-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: 64807 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0871