Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : apparmor vulnerability (USN-2413-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

An AppArmor policy miscompilation flaw was discovered in
apparmor_parser. Under certain circumstances, a malicious application
could use this flaw to perform operations that are not allowed by
AppArmor policy. The flaw may also prevent applications from accessing
resources that are allowed by AppArmor policy.

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 apparmor package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79383 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71288

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1424

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