Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Andy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential
handling on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)
Andy Lutomirski discovered a privilege escalation in the Linux
kernel's user namespaces. A local user could exploit the flaw to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1959).
Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false