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HistoryAug 10, 2021 - 11:56 a.m.

Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update


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

Security Fix(es):

  • kernel: race condition in net/can/bcm.c leads to local privilege escalation (CVE-2021-3609)

  • kernel: Improper handling of VM_IO|VM_PFNMAP vmas in KVM can bypass RO checks (CVE-2021-22543)

  • kernel: out-of-bounds write in xt_compat_target_from_user() in net/netfilter/x_tables.c (CVE-2021-22555)

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

Bug Fix(es):

  • Urgent: Missing dptf_power.ko module in AlmaLinux8 (BZ#1968381)

  • [mlx5] kdump over NFS fails: mlx5 driver gives error β€œStop room 95 is bigger than the SQ size 64” (BZ#1969909)

  • BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000000 in bluetooth hci_error_reset on intel-tigerlake-h01 (BZ#1972564)

  • Update CIFS to kernel 5.10 (BZ#1973637)

  • Backport β€œtick/nohz: Conditionally restart tick on idle exit” to AlmaLinux 8.5 (BZ#1978710)

  • Significant performance drop starting on kernel-4.18.0-277 visible on mmap benchmark (BZ#1980314)

  • Inaccessible NFS server overloads clients (native_queued_spin_lock_slowpath connotation?) (BZ#1980613)

  • [AlmaLinux8.4 BUG],RialtoMLK, I915 graphic driver failed to boot with one new 120HZ panel (BZ#1981250)

  • act_ct: subject to DNAT tuple collision (BZ#1982494)


  • [Lenovo 8.5 FEAT] drivers/nvme - Update to the latest upstream (BZ#1965415)