Canonical Adds Spectre V4, SpectreRSB Fixes to New Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Azure Kernel

The new Azure kernel is available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series and addresses the side-channel attack discovered by Jann Horn and Ken Johnson, known as Spectre Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639), which could allow a local attacker to expose sensitive information. Also discovered by Jann Horn, the new Azure kernel fixes the original Spectre vulnerability (CVE-2017-5715) and a use-after-free vulnerability (CVE-2018-17182) found in the vmacache subsystem, which could let a local attacker crash the system or execute arbitrary code.