Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-saucy vulnerability (USN-2095-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

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
administrator privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic and / or
linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72234 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0038