Advisories » MGASA-2019-0220

Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 12 Aug 2019
Modification date: 17 Feb 2022
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 7
CVE: CVE-2019-1125 , CVE-2019-10207


This kernel update provides an update to the kernel 5.2 series, currently
based on 5.2.7 adding support for newer hardware and other new features.
It also fixes at least the following security issues:

A Spectre SWAPGS gadget was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of
system interrupts. An attacker with local access could use this information
to reveal private data through a Spectre like side channel (CVE-2019-1125).

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s Bluetooth implementation of UART.
An attacker with local access and write permissions to the Bluetooth
hardware could use this flaw to issue a specially crafted ioctl function
call and cause the system to crash (CVE-2019-10207).

It also fixes an issue with newer Intel Wireless cards having firmware
crashes with newer iwlwifi firmwares (mga#25143)

For other uptstream features, changes and fixes in this update, see the
referenced changelogs.