Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) subsystem of
the Linux kernel. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to execute
arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2014-0049)
Al Viro discovered an error in how CIFS in the Linux kernel handles
uncached write operations. An unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash), obtain
sensitive information from kernel memory, or possibly gain privileges.
Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-39-generic package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : false