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amazonAmazonALAS-2019-1293
HistorySep 25, 2019 - 11:01 p.m.

Important: kernel

2019-09-2523:01:00
alas.aws.amazon.com
194

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

28.8%

Issue Overview:

An out-of-bounds access issue was found in the way Linux kernel’s KVM hypervisor implements the Coalesced MMIO write operation. It operates on an MMIO ring buffer ‘struct kvm_coalesced_mmio’ object, wherein write indices ‘ring->first’ and ‘ring->last’ value could be supplied by a host user-space process. An unprivileged host user or process with access to ‘/dev/kvm’ device could use this flaw to crash the host kernel, resulting in a denial of service or potentially escalating privileges on the system. (CVE-2019-14821)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Linux kernel’s vhost functionality that translates virtqueue buffers to IOVs, logged the buffer descriptors during migration. A privileged guest user able to pass descriptors with invalid length to the host when migration is underway, could use this flaw to increase their privileges on the host.(CVE-2019-14835)

Affected Packages:

kernel

Issue Correction:
Run yum update kernel to update your system.

New Packages:

i686:  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-headers-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    perf-debuginfo-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-devel-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    perf-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.i686  
  
src:  
    kernel-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.src  
  
x86_64:  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-headers-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-devel-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-debuginfo-4.14.146-93.123.amzn1.x86_64  

Additional References

Red Hat: CVE-2019-14821, CVE-2019-14835

Mitre: CVE-2019-14821, CVE-2019-14835