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HistoryMay 25, 2017 - 1:21 p.m.

(RHSA-2017:1298) Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update

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The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements.

Security Fix(es):

  • It was found that the packet_set_ring() function of the Linux kernel’s networking implementation did not properly validate certain block-size data. A local attacker with CAP_NET_RAW capability could use this flaw to trigger a buffer overflow, resulting in the crash of the system. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out. (CVE-2017-7308, Important)

  • Mounting a crafted EXT4 image read-only leads to an attacker controlled memory corruption and SLAB-Out-of-Bounds reads. (CVE-2016-10208, Moderate)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s implementation of seq_file where a local attacker could manipulate memory in the put() function pointer. This could lead to memory corruption and possible privileged escalation. (CVE-2016-7910, Moderate)

  • A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could trigger oops in shash_async_export() by attempting to force the in-kernel hashing algorithms into decrypting an empty data set. (CVE-2016-8646, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Igor Redko (Virtuozzo kernel team) for reporting CVE-2016-8646.

Bug Fix(es):

  • The kernel-rt packages have been upgraded to the 3.10.0-514.21.1 source tree, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ#1440803)