Canonical Outs Major Linux Kernel Update for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

    Date08 Jan 2020
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Canonical Outs Important Linux Kernel Updates For All Supported Ubuntu Releases

    Canonical has released the first Linux kernel security update for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address more than 30 security vulnerabilities. Learn more about this update and its implications for Ubuntu users:

    Affecting Ubuntu 19.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS systems using Linux kernel 5.3, the new security update addresses two heap-based buffer overflows in the Marvell WiFi-Ex and Marvell Libertas WLAN drivers, as well as flaws in the Fujitsu ES network device driver, Broadcom V3D DRI driver, Mellanox Technologies Innova driver, and Mellanox Technologies ConnectX driver.

    Additionally, issues were resolved in Linux kernel's Intel WiMAX 2400 driver, Geschwister Schneider USB CAN interface driver, netlink-based 802.11 configuration interface, event tracing subsystem, the driver for memoryless force-feedback input devices, Microchip CAN BUS Analyzer driver, PEAK-System Technik USB driver, ALSA timer implementation, and DesignWare USB3 controller driver.

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