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
USN-3335-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
It was discovered that the stack guard page for processes in the Linux
kernel was not sufficiently large enough to prevent overlapping with
the heap. An attacker could leverage this with another vulnerability
to execute arbitrary code and 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. Note that the updated package may not be
immediately available from the package repository and its mirrors.
Risk factor :