Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilitiesPublication date: 21 Dec 2018
Affected Mageia releases : 6
CVE: CVE-2018-1128 , CVE-2018-1129 , CVE-2018-14625 , CVE-2018-16862 , CVE-2018-18397 , CVE-2018-19824
This kernel update is based on the upstream 4.14.89 and fixes atleast the following security issues: Cross-hyperthread Spectre v2 mitigation is now provided by the Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors (STIBP) support. Note that STIBP also requires the functionality be supported by the Intel microcode in use. It was found that cephx authentication protocol did not verify ceph clients correctly and was vulnerable to replay attack. Any attacker having access to ceph cluster network who is able to sniff packets on network can use this vulnerability to authenticate with ceph service and perform actions allowed by ceph service (CVE-2018-1128). A flaw was found in the way signature calculation was handled by cephx authentication protocol. An attacker having access to ceph cluster network who is able to alter the message payload was able to bypass signature checks done by cephx protocol (CVE-2018-1129). A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel where an attacker may be able to have an uncontrolled read to kernel-memory from within a vm guest. A race condition between connect() and close() function may allow an attacker using the AF_VSOCK protocol to gather a 4 byte information leak or possibly intercept or corrupt AF_VSOCK messages destined to other clients (CVE-2018-14625). A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in a way that the cleancache subsystem clears an inode after the final file truncation (removal). The new file created with the same inode may contain leftover pages from cleancache and the old file data instead of the new one (CVE-2018-16862). The userfaultfd implementation in the Linux kernel before 4.19.7 mishandles access control for certain UFFDIO_ ioctl calls, as demonstrated by allowing local users to write data into holes in a tmpfs file (if the user has read-only access to that file, and that file contains holes) (CVE-2018-18397). In the Linux kernel through 4.19.6, a local user could exploit a use-after-free in the ALSA driver by supplying a malicious USB Sound device (with zero interfaces) (CVE-2018-19824). For other uptstream fixes in this update, see the referenced changelogs.