Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerabilities (USN-3443-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103776
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3443-1 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 on the PowerPC architecture, the kernel did not properly sanitize the signal stack when handling sigreturn(). A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-1000255)
Andrey Konovalov discovered that a divide-by-zero error existed in the TCP stack implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14106).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.