SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJonathan Looney discovered that the TCP retransmission queue implementation in the Linux kernel could be fragmented when handling certain TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) sequences. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-11478)
Jonathan Looney discovered that an integer overflow existed in the Linux kernel when handling TCP Selective Acknowledgments (SACKs). A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-11477).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.