Advisories ยป MGASA-2017-0234

Updated kernel packages fixes security and other bugs

Publication date: 30 Jul 2017
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 6
CVE: CVE-2017-10810


This kernel update is based on upstream 4.9.40 and fixes at least the
following security issues:

Linux kernel built with the VirtIO GPU driver(CONFIG_DRM_VIRTIO_GPU) support
is vulnerable to a memory leakage issue. It could occur while creating a
virtio gpu object in virtio_gpu_object_create(). A user/process could use
this flaw to leak host kernel memory potentially resulting in Dos

It also contains followup fixes to the Stack Clash (CVE-2017-1000370,
CVE-2017-1000371) security issues resolved in kernels released at end
of June, 2017.

Other Mageia kernel specific fixes in this updates:
- enable support for NFS4_1 and NFS4_2 (mga#21182)
- ALSA: hda/realtek - New codecs support for ALC215/ALC285/ALC289
- ALSA: hda/realtek - New codec device ID for ALC1220
- platform/x86: asus-nb-wmi: Add wapf4 quirk for the X302UA (mga#18756)

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