Canonical Releases New Linux Kernel Live Patch for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & 16.04 LTS

Canonical released a new Linux kernel live patch for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux operating system releases to address various security vulnerabilities for those who use the Canonical Livepatch Service.

Available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), the new kernel live patch fixes a total of five security vulnerabilities, including the recently disclosed critical TCP flaw (CVE-2018-5390) discovered by Juha-Matti Tilli, which could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

The rebootless kernel security patch also addresses a vulnerability (CVE-2018-13405… (read more)

Source: Softpedia