Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerability (USN-2270-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace
syscall on x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service (System Crash) or potential gain
administrative privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-42-generic package.

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: 76382 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4699