Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
A race condition was discovered in the Linux kernel's key ring. A
local user could cause a denial of service (memory corruption or
panic) or possibly have unspecified impact via the keyctl commands.
A memory leak was discovered in the ISO 9660 CDROM file system when
parsing rock ridge ER records. A local user could exploit this flaw to
obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted iso9660
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-2.6-ec2 package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : false