Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-2202-1)

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 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-3.5.0-49-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5.0-49-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73891 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0196