Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Alexander Popov discovered that the N_HDLC line discipline
implementation in the Linux kernel contained a double-free
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges.
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 :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true