Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1974-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Vince Weaver discovered a flaw in the perf subsystem of the Linux
kernel on ARM platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash).

A memory leak was discovered in the user namespace facility of the
Linux kernel. A local user could cause a denial of service (memory
consumption) via the CLONE_NEWUSER unshare call. (CVE-2013-4205).

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.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70194 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4205

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