Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2588-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83179
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA stack overflow was discovered in the the microcode loader for the intel x86 platform. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel crash) or to potentially execute code with kernel privileges. (CVE-2015-2666)
It was discovered that the Linux kernel's IPv6 networking stack has a flaw that allows using route advertisement (RA) messages to set the 'hop_limit' to values that are too low. An unprivileged attacker on a local network could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (IPv6 messages dropped). (CVE-2015-2922).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.13-generic, linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.13-lowlatency packages.