Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when
called from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain
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-3.8-generic package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : true