Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerabilities (USN-3384-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 102419
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3384-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Andrey Konovalov discovered a race condition in the UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code.
Andrey Konovalov discovered a race condition in AF_PACKET socket option handling code in the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-1000111).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.