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HistoryAug 12, 2018 - 11:39 p.m.

Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities

2018-08-1223:39:12
Gentoo Foundation
advisories.mageia.org
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CVSS2

7.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

CVSS3

7.8

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

EPSS

0.783

Percentile

98.3%

This kernel update is based on the upstream 4.14.62 and fixes at least the following security issues: Security researchers from FICORA have identified a remote denial of service attack against the Linux kernel caused by inefficient implementation of TCP segment reassembly, named “SegmentSmack”. A remote attacker could consume a lot of CPU resources in the kernel networking stack with just a low bandwidth or single host attack by using lots of small TCP segments packets. Usually large botnets are needed for similar effect. The rate needed for this denial of service attack to be effective is several magnitudes lower than the usual packet processing capability of the machine, as the attack exploits worst case behaviour of existing algorithms (CVE-2018-5390). An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.11, as used in Xen through 4.11.x. The xen_failsafe_callback entry point in arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S does not properly maintain RBX, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory usage and system crash). Within Xen, 64-bit x86 PV Linux guest OS users can trigger a guest OS crash or possibly gain privileges (CVE-2018-14678). Other changes in this update: * WireGuard has been updated to 0.0.20180802. For other upstream fixes in this update, see the referenced changelogs.

CVSS2

7.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

CVSS3

7.8

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

EPSS

0.783

Percentile

98.3%