Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerabilities (USN-3419-2) (BlueBorne)
High Nessus Plugin ID 103322
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3419-1 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.
It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses.
A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-1000251)
It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Broadcom FullMAC WLAN driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7541).
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.