Updated kernel-linus packages fix security vulnerabilitiesPublication date: 12 Jul 2021
Affected Mageia releases : 8
CVE: CVE-2020-26541 , CVE-2021-22543 , CVE-2021-35039
This kernel-linus update is based on upstream 5.10.48 and fixes atleast the following security issues: The Linux kernel through 5.8.13 does not properly enforce the Secure Boot Forbidden Signature Database (aka dbx) protection mechanism. This affects certs/blacklist.c and certs/system_keyring.c (CVE-2020-26541). An issue was discovered in Linux: KVM through Improper handling of VM_IO| VM_PFNMAP vmas in KVM can bypass RO checks and can lead to pages being freed while still accessible by the VMM and guest. This allows users with the ability to start and control a VM to read/write random pages of memory and can result in local privilege escalation (CVE-2021-22543). kernel/module.c in the Linux kernel before 5.12.14 mishandles Signature Verification. Without CONFIG_MODULE_SIG, verification that a kernel module is signed, for loading via init_module, does not occur for a module.sig_enforce=1 command-line argument (CVE-2021-35039). For other upstream fixes, see the referenced changelogs.