Alerts Ubuntu Security Advisory

Number: AV21-533
Date: 22 October 2021

On 21 and 22 October 2021 Ubuntu released Security Notices to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. Included were Linux kernel updates to the following products:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could expose sensitive information, cause a denial of service, allow privilege escalation or the execution of arbitrary code.

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

Ubuntu Security Notice (USN-5116-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (USN-5120-1)

Ubuntu Security Notices  

Note to Readers

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