Canonical Outs New Linux Kernel Security Update for Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 LTS

Canonical released today a new Linux kernel security update for the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system series to address several security vulnerabilities.

Affecting both the Linux 4.15 kernel used in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus) systems, the new security patch fixed an improperly implemented Spectre mitigation in the ptrace susbsystem (CVE-2019-15902), which could allow a local attacker to expose sensitive information.

It also addresses a buffer overread (CVE-2019-15918) discovered that the SMB networking file system implementation, which could allow an attacker to expose sensitive information (kernel memory), two flaws (CVE-2019-15117 and <a href="https://people.canonica… (read more)

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