Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerability (USN-3404-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 102817
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3404-1 fixed a vulnerability 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.
A reference count bug was discovered in the Linux kernel ipx protocol stack. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly other unspecified problems.
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.