Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Ondrej Kozina discovered that the keyring interface in the Linux
kernel contained a buffer overflow when displaying timeout events via
the /proc/keys interface. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash).
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 : 3.3
Public Exploit Available : false