Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0265

Updated kernel packages fixes security vulnerabilities.

Publication date: 18 Jun 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-1739 , CVE-2014-3153 , CVE-2014-3917


Updated kernel packages fixes security vulnerabilities.

The kernel has been updated to the upstream 3.12.21 longterm kernel,
and fixes the following security issues:

media-device: fix infoleak in ioctl media_enum_entities()

The futex_requeue function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel through
3.14.5 does not ensure that calls have two different futex addresses,
which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted FUTEX_REQUEUE
command that facilitates unsafe waiter modification. (CVE-2014-3153)

kernel/auditsc.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.5, when 
CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled with certain syscall rules, allows local
users to obtain potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory
or cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a large value of a syscall number.
To avoid this and other issues CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL has been disabled.

Other changes:
iwlwifi: mvm: disable beacon filtering
ALSA: hda - Fix onboard audio on Intel H97/Z97 chipsets

For other upstream changes, see the referenced changelog.