Ubuntu 16.10 : linux, linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3209-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 97324
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the generic SCSI block layer in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict write operations in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges.
Jim Mattson discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel mismanages the #BP and #OF exceptions. A local attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash). (CVE-2016-9588)
Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2017-6074).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.