Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1815-1)

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 :

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).

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66303 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59537
59538

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1959
CVE-2013-1979