Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Andy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential
handling on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)
Andy Lutomirski discovered a privilege escalation in the Linux
kernel's user namespaces. A local user could exploit the flaw to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1959).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
Public Exploit Available : true