Ubuntu 13.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-2273-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76385

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected linux-image-3.11-generic and / or linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2273-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76385

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2273-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/06

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.11-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/09

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4699

USN: 2273-1