AlertsUbuntu Security Advisory

Number: AV21-342
Date: 19 July 2021

On 19 July 2021 Ubuntu released a Security Notice to address a vulnerability in the Linux kernel affecting the following products:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Exploitation of this vulnerability could result in execution of arbitrary code.

The Cyber Centre encourages users and administrators to review the following web link and apply the necessary updates.

Ubuntu Security Notice (LSN-0078-1)
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/LSN-0078-1

Note to Readers

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