Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerability (USN-1743-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

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 linux-image-3.5.0-25-generic package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64809 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0871