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Ubuntu: USN-3548-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-3548-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/26/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/26/2018
Modified
08/05/2020

Description

Jay Vosburgh discovered a logic error in the x86-64 syscall entry implementation in the Linux kernel, introduced as part of the mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-4-13-0-32-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-4-13-0-32-lowlatency
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-lowlatency

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