Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilityPublication date: 18 Aug 2020
Affected Mageia releases : 7
CVE: CVE-2019-18814 , CVE-2019-19462 , CVE-2020-0543 , CVE-2020-10732 , CVE-2020-10757 , CVE-2020-10766 , CVE-2020-10766 , CVE-2020-10767 , CVE-2020-10767 , CVE-2020-10768 , CVE-2020-10768 , CVE-2020-10781 , CVE-2020-10781 , CVE-2020-15393 , CVE-2020-15780 , CVE-2020-15852
This provides an update to kernel 5.7 series, currently based on upstream 5.7.14 adding support for new hardware and features, and fixes at least the following security issues: An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.3.9. There is a use-after-free when aa_label_parse() fails in aa_audit_rule_init() in security/apparmor/audit.c (CVE-2019-18814). relay_open in kernel/relay.c in the Linux kernel through 5.4.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (such as relay blockage) by triggering a NULL alloc_percpu result (CVE-2019-19462). Incomplete cleanup from specific special register read operations in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access (CVE-2020-0543). A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of Userspace core dumps. This flaw allows an attacker with a local account to crash a trivial program and exfiltrate private kernel data (CVE-2020-10732). A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel in versions after 4.5-rc1 in the way mremap handled DAX Huge Pages. This flaw allows a local attacker with access to a DAX enabled storage to escalate their privileges on the system (CVE-2020-10757). A logic bug flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s implementation of SSBD. A bug in the logic handling allows an attacker with a local account to disable SSBD protection during a context switch when additional speculative execution mitigations are in place. This issue was introduced when the per task/process conditional STIPB switching was added on top of the existing SSBD switching. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality (CVE-2020-10766). A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s implementation of the Enhanced IBPB (Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier). The IBPB mitigation will be disabled when STIBP is not available or when the Enhanced Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation (IBRS) is available. This flaw allows a local attacker to perform a Spectre V2 style attack when this configuration is active. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality (CVE-2020-10767). A flaw was found in the prctl() function, where it can be used to enable indirect branch speculation after it has been disabled. This call incorrectly reports it as being 'force disabled' when it is not and opens the system to Spectre v2 attacks. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality (CVE-2020-10768). A flaw was found in the ZRAM kernel module, where a user with a local account and the ability to read the /sys/class/zram-control/hot_add file can create ZRAM device nodes in the /dev/ directory. This read allocates kernel memory and is not accounted for a user that triggers the creation of that ZRAM device. With this vulnerability, continually reading the device may consume a large amount of system memory and cause the Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer to activate and terminate random userspace processes, possibly making the system inoperable (CVE-2020-10781). In the Linux kernel through 5.7.6, usbtest_disconnect in drivers/usb/misc/usbtest.c has a memory leak (CVE-2020-15393). An issue was discovered in drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.7. Injection of malicious ACPI tables via configfs could be used by attackers to bypass lockdown and secure boot restrictions (CVE-2020-15780). An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel 5.5 through 5.7.9, as used in Xen through 4.13.x for x86 PV guests. An attacker may be granted the I/O port permissions of an unrelated task. This occurs because tss_invalidate_io_bitmap mishandling causes a loss of synchronization between the I/O bitmaps of TSS and Xen (CVE-2020-15852). For other upstream fixes and changes in this update, see the referenced changelogs. Also, the xtables-addons package has been updated to version 3.10.