The kernel-rt packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
It was found that the Linux kernel's Infiniband subsystem did not properly sanitize input parameters while registering memory regions from user space via the (u)verbs API. A local user with access to a /dev/infiniband/uverbsX device could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-8159, Important)
A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation handled authentication key reference counting during INIT collisions. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-1421, Important)
Red Hat would like to thank Mellanox for reporting the CVE-2014-8159 issue. The CVE-2015-1421 issue was discovered by Sun Baoliang of Red Hat.
The MRG-Realtime 3.10 kernel-rt sources have been updated to include the following bug fixes:
The kdump service could become unresponsive due to a deadlock in the kernel call ioapic_lock.
Attempt to make metadata changes such as creating a thin device or snapshot thin device did not error out cleanly.
This update also fixes the following bug:
All kernel-rt users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.