Updated kernel-linus packages fix security vulnerabilitiesPublication date: 18 Feb 2020
Affected Mageia releases : 7
CVE: CVE-2019-3016 , CVE-2019-14615 , CVE-2019-14895 , CVE-2019-14896 , CVE-2019-14897 , CVE-2019-19037 , CVE-2019-19332 , CVE-2020-8428
This update provides upstream 5.4.20, adding support for new hardware and features, and resolves atleast the following security issues: In a Linux KVM guest that has PV TLB enabled, a process in the guest kernel may be able to read memory locations from another process in the same guest. This problem is limit to the host running linux kernel 4.10 with a guest running linux kernel 4.16 or later. The problem mainly affects AMD processors but Intel CPUs cannot be ruled out (CVE-2019-3016). Intel GPU Hardware prior to Gen11 does not clear EU state during a context switch. This can result in information leakage between contexts (CVE-2019-14615). A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the Marvell WiFi chip driver. The flaw could occur when the station attempts a connection negotiation during the handling of the remote devices country settings. This could allow the remote device to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2019-14895). A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel, in Marvell WiFi chip driver. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service (system crash) or, possibly execute arbitrary code, when the lbs_ibss_join_existing function is called after a STA connects to an AP (CVE-2019-14896). A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel, in Marvell WiFi chip driver. An attacker is able to cause a denial of service (system crash) or, possibly execute arbitrary code, when a STA works in IBSS mode (allows connecting stations together without the use of an AP) and connects to another STA (CVE-2019-14897). ext4_empty_dir in fs/ext4/namei.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.12 allows a NULL pointer dereference because ext4_read_dirblock(inode,0,DIRENT_HTREE) can be zero. (CVE-2019-19037) KVM: x86: fix out-of-bounds write in KVM_GET_EMULATED_CPUID (CVE-2019-19332) fs/namei.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5 has a may_create_in_sticky use-after-free, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka CID-d0cb50185ae9. One attack vector may be an open system call for a UNIX domain socket, if the socket is being moved to a new parent directory and its old parent directory is being removed (CVE-2020-8428).