Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3188-2
3rd February, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
– Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise
USN-3188-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SCTP implementation in the Linux
kernel improperly handled validation of incoming data. A remote attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 12.04 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-3188-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3188-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerability.