CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2014:1724 centos7

Published: 2014-10-29 04:53:36
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:C

Summary:
Check the version of kernel

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes: * A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's KVM subsystem handled PIT (Programmable Interval Timer) emulation. A guest user who has access to the PIT I/O ports could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2014-3611, Important) * A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation handled simultaneous connections between the same hosts. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-5077, Important) * It was found that the Linux kernel's KVM subsystem did not handle the VM exits gracefully for the invept (Invalidate Translations Derived from EPT) and invvpid (Invalidate Translations Based on VPID) instructions. On hosts with an Intel processor and invept/invppid VM exit support, an unprivileged guest user could use these instructions to crash the guest. (CVE-2014-3645, CVE-2014-3646, Moderate) * A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) implementation handled user controls. A local, privileged user could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-4653, Moderate) Red Hat would like to thank Lars Bull of Google for reporting CVE-2014-3611, and the Advanced Threat Research team at Intel Security for reporting CVE-2014-3645 and CVE-2014-3646. Bug fixes: * A known issue that could prevent Chelsio adapters using the cxgb4 driver from being initialized on IBM POWER8 systems has been fixed. These adapters can now be used on IBM POWER8 systems as expected. (BZ#1130548) * When bringing a hot-added CPU online, the kernel did not initialize a CPU mask properly, which could result in a kernel panic. This update corrects the bug by ensuring that the CPU mask is properly initialized and the correct NUMA node selected. (BZ#1134715) * The kernel could fail to bring a CPU online if the hardware supported both, the acpi-cpufreq and intel_pstate modules. This update ensures that the acpi-cpufreq module is not loaded in the intel_pstate module is loaded. (BZ#1134716) * Due to a bug in the time accounting of the kernel scheduler, a divide error could occur when hot adding a CPU. To fix this problem, the kernel scheduler time accounting has been reworked. (BZ#1134717) * The kernel did not handle exceptions caused by an invalid floating point control (FPC) register, resulting in a kernel oops. This problem has been fixed by placing the label to handle these exceptions to the correct place in the code. (BZ#1138733) * A previous ch ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 7

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3611
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3645
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3646
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-4653
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-5077

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-October/020710.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.6
Published
2014-10-29
Modified
2019-03-08
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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