Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Dmitry Monakhov reported a race condition flaw the Linux ext4
filesystem that can expose stale data. An unprivileged user could
exploit this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2012-4508)
An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's tkill and
tgkill system calls when used from compat processes. A local user
could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive kernel
Kees Cook discovered a format string vulnerability in the Broadcom B43
wireless driver for the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this
flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-2852).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true