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
It was discovered that in certain situations, a directory could be
renamed outside of a bind mounted location. An attacker could use this
to escape bind mount containment and gain access to sensitive
Moein Ghasemzadeh discovered that the USB WhiteHEAT serial driver
contained hardcoded attributes about the USB devices. An attacker
could construct a fake WhiteHEAT USB device that, when inserted,
causes a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-5257).
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-3.19-generic,
linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.19-lowlatency
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : false