Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerability (USN-3292-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100254
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3292-1 fixed a vulnerability in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.10.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Jason Donenfeld discovered a heap overflow in the MACsec module in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.