Linux kernel vulnerability

2018-01-26T00:00:00
ID USN-3548-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2018-01-26T00:00:00

Description

Jay Vosburgh discovered a logic error in the x86-64 syscall entry implementation in the Linux kernel, introduced as part of the mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.