Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe, linux-azure, linux-gcp vulnerability (USN-3732-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 111580
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3732-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Juha-Matti Tilli discovered that the TCP implementation in the Linux kernel performed algorithmically expensive operations in some situations when handling incoming packets. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.