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.
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's dm snapshot facility. A
remote authenticated user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive
information or modify/corrupt data. (CVE-2013-4299)
Alan Chester reported a flaw in the IPv6 Stream Control Transmission
Protocol (SCTP) of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could exploit
this flaw to obtain sensitive information by sniffing network traffic.
Dmitry Vyukov reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of IPv6
UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) processing. A remote attacker could
leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
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 : 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : false