Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Miroslav Vadkerti discovered a flaw in how the permissions for network
sysctls are handled in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user
could exploit this flaw to have privileged access to files in
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's dm snapshot facility. A
remote authenticated user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive
information or modify/corrupt data. (CVE-2013-4299)
Wannes Rombouts reported a vulnerability in the networking tuntap
interface of the Linux kernel. A local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN
capability could leverage this flaw to gain full admin privileges.
Alan Chester reported a flaw in the IPv6 Stream Control Transmission
Protocol (SCTP) of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could exploit
this flaw to obtain sensitive information by sniffing network traffic.
Dmitry Vyukov reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of IPv6
UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) processing. A remote attacker could
leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's UDP
Fragmenttation Offload (UFO). An unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-4470).
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-3.11-generic and / or
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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