Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerability (USN-3313-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 100667
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3313-1 fixed vulnerabilities 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.
It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the trace subsystem in the Linux kernel. A privileged local attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code.
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.