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Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu Update for linux-aws USN-3522-2
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'linux-aws'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'linux-aws'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
USN-3522-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the
Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding
updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing
speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized
memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Meltdown. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel
memory. (CVE-2017-5754)

Affected Software/OS:
linux-aws on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-5754
BugTraq ID: 102378
BugTraq ID: 106128
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#180049
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#584653
Cisco Security Advisory: 20180104 CPU Side-Channel Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
Debian Security Information: DSA-4078 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-4082 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-4120 (Google Search)
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-18:03
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2018:0292
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2018:0010 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2018:0011 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2018:0012 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2018:0022 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2018:0023 (Google Search)
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