Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-oracle vulnerabilities (USN-3901-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122647
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3901-1 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.
Jann Horn discovered that the userfaultd implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to certain ioctls. A local attacker could use this possibly to modify files. (CVE-2018-18397)
It was discovered that the crypto subsystem of the Linux kernel leaked uninitialized memory to user space in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-19854)
Jann Horn discovered a race condition in the fork() system call in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to gain access to services that cache authorizations. (CVE-2019-6133).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.