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Security Update:NCCIC is aware of a Linux kernel vulnerability affecting Linux 4.9 and greater

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 09:41

Reason

Security update

Impact

Linux users

WHAT HAPPENED?

NCCIC is aware of a Linux kernel vulnerability affecting Linux 4.9 and greater.

 

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to Vulnerability Note VU#962459 (Linux Kernel TCP implementation vulnerable to Denial of Service) at: https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/962459

 

Available updates FOR:

  • Linux kernel, versions 4.9+

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

An remote attacker may be able to trigger a denial-of-service condition against a system with an available open port.

 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.

2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to the vulnerability note listed above for patching information.

 

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