Updated kernel-linus packages fixes security and other bugsPublication date: 13 Aug 2017
Affected Mageia releases : 5
This kernel-linus update is based on upstream 4.4.79 and fixes atleast 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 (CVE-2017-10810). 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. For other upstream fixes in this update, read the referenced changelogs.