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VPR Score: 8.5
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).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.