Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Vasily Kulikov discovered a flaw in the Linux Kernel's perf tool that
allows for privilege escalation. A local user could exploit this flaw
to run commands as root when using the perf tool. (CVE-2013-1060)
Michael S. Tsirkin discovered a flaw in how the Linux kernel's KVM
subsystem allocates memory slots for the guest's address space. A
local user could exploit this flaw to gain system privileges or obtain
sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-1943)
A flaw was discovered in the SCTP (stream control transfer protocol)
network protocol's handling of duplicate cookies in the Linux kernel.
A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(system crash) on another remote user querying the SCTP connection.
Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in setsockopt UDP_CORK option
in the Linux kernel's IPv6 stack. A local user could exploit this flaw
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4162).
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 packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false