Canonical Outs Important Linux Kernel Updates for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Canonical released new kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu Linux releases, including Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), fixing a total of five security vulnerabilities.

Affecting all three Ubuntu releases, as well as all official derivatives, such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, etc., a divide-by-zero error (CVE-2017-14106) was discovered by Andrey Konovalov in Linux kernel’s TCP stack implementation, allowing a local attacker to crash the system by causing a denial of service.

Affecting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS systems and derivaties, as well as Ubuntu 12.04.5 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance) machines, a buffer overflow (CVE-2016-8633) was discovered by Eyal Itkin in Linux kernel’s IP over IEEE 1394 (FireWire) implementation when handling fragment… (read more)

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