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.
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
Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-42-generic package.
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: 76382 ()
Bugtraq ID: 68411
CVE ID: CVE-2014-4699
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