Ubuntu 13.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2179-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic and / or
linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic-lpae packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73728 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65588

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0049