Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : linux, linux-aws, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2 (USN-3762-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 117454
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
DescriptionIt was discovered that the VirtIO subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly initialize memory in some situations. A local attacker
could use this to possibly expose sensitive information (kernel
Seunghun Han discovered an information leak in the ACPI handling code
in the Linux kernel when handling early termination of ACPI table
loading. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive informal
(kernel address locations). (CVE-2017-13695).
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.