[USN-3633-1] Linux kernel (Intel Euclid) vulnerability
steve.beattie at canonical.com
Tue Apr 24 06:52:11 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3633-1
April 24, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
- linux-euclid: Linux kernel for Intel Euclid systems
Jann Horn discovered that the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) implementation
in the Linux kernel improperly performed sign extension in some situations.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16995)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.
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