AlertsUbuntu Security Advisory

Number: AV21-443
Date: 9 September 2021

On 8 September 2021 Ubuntu released a Security Notice to address a vulnerability in the Linux kernel affecting the following products:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an actor to cause a denial of service or run programs as an administrator.

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

Ubuntu Security Notice (USN-5062-1)

Ubuntu Security Notices 

Note to Readers

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