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kernel, perf, python security update

2018-07-1316:57:08
CentOS Project
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7.2 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

65.2%

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2018:2164

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

Security Fix(es):

  • An industry-wide issue was found in the way many modern microprocessor designs have implemented speculative execution of Load & Store instructions (a commonly used performance optimization). It relies on the presence of a precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as the fact that memory read from address to which a recent memory write has occurred may see an older value and subsequently cause an update into the microprocessor’s data cache even for speculatively executed instructions that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks. (CVE-2018-3639, x86 AMD)

  • kernel: Use-after-free vulnerability in mm/mempolicy.c:do_get_mempolicy function allows local denial of service or other unspecified impact (CVE-2018-10675)

  • Kernel: FPU state information leakage via lazy FPU restore (CVE-2018-3665)

  • kernel: error in exception handling leads to DoS (CVE-2018-8897 regression) (CVE-2018-10872)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Ken Johnson (Microsoft Security Response Center) and Jann Horn (Google Project Zero) for reporting CVE-2018-3639 and Julian Stecklina (Amazon.de), Thomas Prescher (cyberus-technology.de), and Zdenek Sojka (sysgo.com) for reporting CVE-2018-3665.

Bug Fix(es):

  • Previously, microcode updates on 32 and 64-bit AMD and Intel architectures were not synchronized. As a consequence, it was not possible to apply the microcode updates. This fix adds the synchronization to the microcode updates so that processors of the stated architectures receive updates at the same time. As a result, microcode updates are now synchronized. (BZ#1574592)

Merged security bulletin from advisories:
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2018-July/085130.html

Affected packages:
kernel
kernel-abi-whitelists
kernel-debug
kernel-debug-devel
kernel-devel
kernel-doc
kernel-firmware
kernel-headers
perf
python-perf

Upstream details at:
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2164

7.2 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

65.2%