Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-saucy vulnerability (USN-2201-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's pseudo tty (pty) device.
An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or potentially gain administrator 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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73890 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67199

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0196