Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilityPublication date: 21 Jun 2019
Affected Mageia releases : 6
CVE: CVE-2019-5599 , CVE-2019-11477 , CVE-2019-11478 , CVE-2019-11479
This kernel update is based on the upstream 4.14.127 and fixes atleast the following security issues: Jonathan Looney discovered that it is possible to send a crafted sequence of SACKs which will fragment the RACK send map. An attacker may be able to further exploit the fragmented send map to cause an expensive linked-list walk for subsequent SACKs received for that same TCP connection (CVE-2019-5599). Jonathan Looney discovered that the TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->tcp_gso_segs value was subject to an integer overflow in the Linux kernel when handling TCP Selective Acknowledgments (SACKs). A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (CVE-2019-11477). Jonathan Looney discovered that the TCP retransmission queue implementation in tcp_fragment in the Linux kernel could be fragmented when handling certain TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) sequences. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (CVE-2019-11478). Jonathan Looney discovered that the Linux kernel default MSS is hard-coded to 48 bytes. This allows a remote peer to fragment TCP resend queues significantly more than if a larger MSS were enforced. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (CVE-2019-11479). WireGuard has been updated to 0.0.20190601. For other uptstream fixes in this update, see the referenced changelogs.