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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMatthew Daley reported an information leak in the floppy disk driver of the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
Matthew Daley reported a flaw in the handling of ioctl commands by the floppy disk driver in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges if the floppy disk module is loaded. (CVE-2014-1737)
A flaw was discovered in the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel for systems that lack RDS transports. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-7339)
An error was discovered in the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol stack in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact. (CVE-2014-2678).
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 packages.