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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5634-1 – Torchsec
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5634-1
September 22, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
- linux-oem-5.17: Linux kernel for OEM systems
Domingo Dirutigliano and Nicola Guerrera discovered that the netfilter
subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle rules that
truncated packets below the packet header size. When such rules are in
place, a remote attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.