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.
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's perf_events interface. A
local user could exploit this flaw to escalate privileges on the
Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-23-generic package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true