Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Gets First Linux Kernel Security Patch, Update Now

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan ermine gets first linux kernel security patchCanonical’s recently released Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) operating system has received today its first Linux kernel security patch to address an important security vulnerability.

Released last week on October 17th, Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) brought numerous new features and improvements, including experimental ZFS on root support in the installer, LZ4 initramfs compression for all architectures, up-to-date toolchain, and embedded Nvidia graphics drivers. It also ships with the latest Linux 5.3 kernel series.

However, it would appear that Linux kernel 5.3 before before version 5.3.4 was plagued by a security vulnerability (CVE-2019-18198) found in the IPv6 routing implementation, which could allow a local attacker to crash the system or execute arbitr… (read more)

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