important: kernel-rt/patch security update
An update for kernel-rt/patch is now available for NewStart CGSL MAIN 5.05/CGSL CORE 5.05.
NewStart Security has rated this update as having a security impact of important. A Common Vunlnerability Scoring System(CVSS)base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVElink(s) in the References section.
kernel-rt: This package provides debug information for package kernel-rt-debug. This is required to use SystemTap with kernel-rt-debug-3.10.0-957.27.2.rt56.940.el7.x86_64.
patch: The patch program applies diff files to originals. The diff command is used to compare an original to a changed file. Diff lists the changes made to the file. A person who has the original file can then use the patch command with the diff file to add the changes to their original file (patching the file). Patch should be installed because it is a common way of upgrading applications.
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's NFS41+ subsystem. NFS41+ shares mounted in different network namespaces at the same time can make bc_svc_process() use wrong back-channel IDs and cause a use-after-free vulnerability. Thus a malicious container user can cause a host kernel memory corruption and a system panic. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out.(CVE-2018-16884)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of GVT-g which allowed an attacker with access to a 'passed through' Intel i915 graphics card to possibly access resources allocated to other virtual machines, crash the host, or possibly corrupt memory leading to privilege escalation.(CVE-2019-11085)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's NFS implementation. An attacker, who is able to mount an exported NFS filesystem, is able to trigger a null pointer dereference by using an invalid NFS sequence. This can panic the machine and deny access to the NFS server. Any outstanding disk writes to the NFS server will be lost.(CVE-2018-16871)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of IPMI (remote baseband access). An attacker, with local access to read /proc/ioports, may be able to create a use-after-free condition when the kernel module is unloaded which may result in privilege escalation.(CVE-2019-11811)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel KVM hypervisor emulated instructions such as sgdt/sidt/fxsave/fxrstor. It did not check current privilege(CPL) level while emulating unprivileged instructions. An unprivileged guest user/process could use this flaw to potentially escalate privileges inside guest.(CVE-2018-10853)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found where an attacker may be able to have an uncontrolled read to kernel-memory from within a vm guest. A race condition between connect() and close() function may allow an attacker using the AF_VSOCK protocol to gather a 4 byte information leak or possibly impersonate AF_VSOCK messages destined to other clients or leak kernel memory.(CVE-2018-14625)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel in the ucma_leave_multicast() function in drivers/infiniband/core/ucma.c which allows access to a certain data structure after freeing it in ucma_process_join(). This allows an attacker to cause a use-after-free bug and to induce kernel memory corruption, leading to a system crash or other unspecified impact. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.(CVE-2018-14734)
kernel-rt: It was found that paravirt_patch_call/jump() functions in the arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c in the Linux kernel mishandles certain indirect calls, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct Spectre-v2 attacks against paravirtualized guests.(CVE-2018-15594)
kernel-rt: Since Linux kernel version 3.2, the mremap() syscall performs TLB flushes after dropping pagetable locks. If a syscall such as ftruncate() removes entries from the pagetables of a task that is in the middle of mremap(), a stale TLB entry can remain for a short time that permits access to a physical page after it has been released back to the page allocator and reused.(CVE-2018-18281)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s block driver implementation (blk_drain_queue() function) where a use-after-free condition could be triggered while draining the outstanding command queue in the systems block device subsystem. An attacker could use this flaw to crash the system or corrupt local memory, which may lead to privilege escalation.(CVE-2018-20856)
kernel-rt: A buffer overflow due to a singed-unsigned comparsion was found in hidp_process_report() in the net/bluetooth/hidp/core.c in the Linux kernel. The buffer length is an unsigned int but gets cast to a signed int which in certain conditions can lead to a system panic and a denial-of-service.(CVE-2018-9363)
kernel-rt: A race condition between pppol2tp_session_create() and l2tp_eth_create() in net/l2tp/l2tp_netlink.c was found in the Linux kernel. Calling l2tp_tunnel_find() may result in a new tunnel being created with tunnel id of a previously removed tunnel which wouldn't be protected by the reference counter.(CVE-2018-9517)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the mwifiex implementation in the Linux kernel. A system connecting to wireless access point could be manipulated by an attacker with advanced permissions on the access point into localized memory corruption or possibly privilege escalation.(CVE-2019-10126)
kernel-rt: A Spectre 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)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel where the coredump implementation does not use locking or other mechanisms to prevent vma layout or vma flags changes while it runs. This allows local users to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service (DoS), or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a race condition with mmget_not_zero or get_task_mm calls.(CVE-2019-11599)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel, prior to version 5.0.7, in drivers/scsi/megaraid/megaraid_sas_base.c, where a NULL pointer dereference can occur when megasas_create_frame_pool() fails in megasas_alloc_cmds(). An attacker can crash the system if they were able to load the megaraid_sas kernel module and groom memory beforehand, leading to a denial of service (DoS), related to a use-after-free.(CVE-2019-11810)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of ext4 extent management. The kernel doesn't correctly initialize memory regions in the extent tree block which may be exported to a local user to obtain sensitive information by reading empty/uninitialized data from the filesystem.(CVE-2019-11833)
kernel-rt: An out-of-bounds access issue was found in the way Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor implements the Coalesced MMIO write operation. It operates on an MMIO ring buffer 'struct kvm_coalesced_mmio' object, wherein write indices 'ring->first' and 'ring->last' value could be supplied by a host user-space process. An unprivileged host user or process with access to '/dev/kvm' device could use this flaw to crash the host kernel, resulting in a denial of service or potentially escalating privileges on the system.(CVE-2019-14821)
kernel-rt: A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's vhost functionality that translates virtqueue buffers to IOVs, logged the buffer descriptors during migration. A privileged guest user able to pass descriptors with invalid length to the host when migration is underway, could use this flaw to increase their privileges on the host. In the worst case (and likely most common virtualization) scenario this flaw affects KVM/qemu hypervisor enabled hosts running Linux guests.(CVE-2019-14835)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), part of the Bluetooth stack. An attacker, within the range of standard Bluetooth transmissions, can create and send a specially crafted packet. The response to this specially crafted packet can contain part of the kernel stack which can be used in a further attack.(CVE-2019-3459)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of logical link control and adaptation protocol (L2CAP), part of the Bluetooth stack in the l2cap_parse_conf_rsp and l2cap_parse_conf_req functions. An attacker with physical access within the range of standard Bluetooth transmission can create a specially crafted packet. The response to this specially crafted packet can contain part of the kernel stack which can be used in a further attack.(CVE-2019-3460)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Marvell wifi chip driver. A heap overflow in mwifiex_update_bss_desc_with_ie function in marvell/mwifiex/scan.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service(system crash) or execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2019-3846)
kernel-rt: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's vfio interface implementation that permits violation of the user's locked memory limit. If a device is bound to a vfio driver, such as vfio-pci, and the local attacker is administratively granted ownership of the device, it may cause a system memory exhaustion and thus a denial of service (DoS).(CVE-2019-3882)
kernel-rt: An infinite loop issue was found in the vhost_net kernel module while handling incoming packets in handle_rx(). The infinite loop could occur if one end sends packets faster than the other end can process them. A guest user, maybe a remote one, could use this flaw to stall the vhost_net kernel thread, resulting in a DoS scenario.(CVE-2019-3900)
kernel-rt: A new software page cache side channel attack scenario was discovered in operating systems that implement the very common 'page cache' caching mechanism. A malicious user/process could use 'in memory' page-cache knowledge to infer access timings to shared memory and gain knowledge which can be used to reduce effectiveness of cryptographic strength by monitoring algorithmic behavior, infer access patterns of memory to determine code paths taken, and exfiltrate data to a blinded attacker through page-granularity access times as a side-channel.(CVE-2019-5489)
kernel-rt: A flaw was discovered in the Bluetooth protocol. An attacker within physical proximity to the Bluetooth connection could downgrade the encryption protocol to be trivially brute forced.(CVE-2019-9506)
patch: A heap-based out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way the patch utility parsed patch files. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash the patch utility by tricking it into processing crafted patch files.(CVE-2016-10713)
patch: A double-free flaw was found in the way the patch utility processed patch files. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash the patch utility by tricking it into processing crafted patches.(CVE-2018-6952)
patch: GNU patch through 2.7.6 is vulnerable to OS shell command injection that can be exploited by opening a crafted patch file that contains an ed style diff payload with shell metacharacters. The ed editor does not need to be present on the vulnerable system. This is different from CVE-2018-1000156.(CVE-2019-13638)
patch: do_ed_script in pch.c in GNU patch through 2.7.6 does not block strings beginning with a ! character. NOTE: this is the same commit as for CVE-2019-13638, but the ! syntax is specific to ed, and is unrelated to a shell metacharacter.(CVE-2018-20969)
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
Remember the build tag is 5.05.F7.