Advisories ยป MGASA-2018-0391

Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 22 Sep 2018
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 6
CVE: CVE-2018-5391 , CVE-2018-14641 , CVE-2018-17182

Description

This kernel update is based on the upstream 4.14.70 and adds additional
fixes for the L1TF security issues. It also fixes atleast the following
security issues:

Linux kernel from versions 3.9 and up, is vulnerable to a denial of
service attack with low rates of specially modified packets targeting IP
fragment re-assembly. An attacker may cause a denial of service condition
by sending specially crafted IP fragments (CVE-2018-5391, FragmentSmack).

A security flaw was found in the ip_frag_reasm() function in
net/ipv4/ip_fragment.c in the Linux kernel caused by fixes for
CVE-2018-5391, which can cause a later system crash in ip_do_fragment().
With certain non-default, but non-rare, configuration of a victim host,
an attacker can trigger this crash remotely, thus leading to a remote
denial-of-service (CVE-2018-14641).

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.18.8. The
vmacache_flush_all function in mm/vmacache.c mishandles sequence number
overflows. An attacker can trigger a use-after-free (and possibly gain
privileges) via certain thread creation, map, unmap, invalidation, and
dereference operations (CVE-2018-17182).

Other fixes in this update:
* drm: fix use of freed memory in drm_mode_setcrtc
* drm/i915: Apply the GTT write flush for all !llc machines
* net/tls: Set count of SG entries if sk_alloc_sg returns -ENOSPC
  (fixes a kernel crash)
* pinctrl/amd: only handle irq if it is pending and unmasked
  (possible real fix for the interrupt storm on Ryzen platform)

For other uptstream fixes in this update, see the referenced changelog.
                

References

SRPMS

6/core