Advisories ยป MGASA-2017-0097

Updated kernel packages fixes security vulnerability

Publication date: 31 Mar 2017
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 5
CVE: CVE-2017-7184


This kernel update is based on upstream 4.4.59 and fixes at least
the following security issue:

The xfrm_replay_verify_len function in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux
kernel through 4.10.6 does not validate certain size data after an
XFRM_MSG_NEWAE update, which allows local users to obtain root privileges
or cause a denial of service (heap-based out-of-bounds access) by
leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (CVE-2017-7184).

For other upstream fixes in this update, see the referenced changelogs.