Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux, linux-aws, linux-gke, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon vulnerability (USN-3249-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 99096
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the xfrm framework for transforming packets in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data received from user space. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.