Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Andy Lutomirski discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation allowing users to bypass the
espfix to obtain information that could be used to bypass the Address
Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. A local user
could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information
from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-8133)
A flaw was discovered with file renaming in the linux kernel. A local
user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (deadlock
and system hang). (CVE-2014-8559)
Prasad J Pandit reported a flaw in the rock_continue function of the
Linux kernel's ISO 9660 CDROM file system. A local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash or hang).
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 : 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false