Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Thomas Stangner discovered that chkrootkit incorrectly quoted certain
values. A local attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary
code when chkrootkit is run and gain root privileges.
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 chkrootkit package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
Public Exploit Available : true