Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1815-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66303
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAndy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential handling on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)
Andy Lutomirski discovered a privilege escalation in the Linux kernel's user namespaces. A local user could exploit the flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1959).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.