Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3151-3
5th December, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
– Linux kernel for Snapdragon Processors
Philip Pettersson discovered a race condition in the af_packet
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or run arbitrary code with
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
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.
Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: “USN-3151-3: Linux kernel (Qualcomm Snapdragon) vulnerability”.
This full article can be read at USN-3151-3: Linux kernel (Qualcomm Snapdragon) vulnerability.