The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating
- A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack for user
space binaries. If heap (or different memory region) and stack memory regions
were adjacent to each other, an attacker could use this flaw to jump over the
stack guard gap, cause controlled memory corruption on process stack or the
adjacent memory region, and thus increase their privileges on the system. This
is a kernel-side mitigation which increases the stack guard gap size from one
page to 1 MiB to make successful exploitation of this issue more difficult.
Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting this issue.