Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerability (USN-1827-1)

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 :

An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's perf_events interface. A
local user could exploit this flaw to escalate privileges on the

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-21-generic package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66470 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2094