Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities


This kernel update provides an update to the kernel 5.2 series, currently based on 5.2.7 adding support for newer hardware and other new features. It also fixes at least the following security issues: A Spectre SWAPGS gadget was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of system interrupts. An attacker with local access could use this information to reveal private data through a Spectre like side channel (CVE-2019-1125). A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s Bluetooth implementation of UART. An attacker with local access and write permissions to the Bluetooth hardware could use this flaw to issue a specially crafted ioctl function call and cause the system to crash (CVE-2019-10207). It also fixes an issue with newer Intel Wireless cards having firmware crashes with newer iwlwifi firmwares (mga#25143) For other uptstream features, changes and fixes in this update, see the referenced changelogs.

Affected Package

OS OS Version Package Name Package Version
Mageia 7 kernel 5.2.7-1
Mageia 7 kernel-userspace-headers 5.2.7-1
Mageia 7 kmod-virtualbox 6.0.10-3
Mageia 7 kmod-xtables-addons 3.3-57
Mageia 7 xtables-addons 3.3-2
Mageia 7 ldetect-lst 0.6.3-1