CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2015:2636 centos6

Published: 2015-12-16 04:50:17
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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. * A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's file system implementation handled rename operations in which the source was inside and the destination was outside of a bind mount. A privileged user inside a container could use this flaw to escape the bind mount and, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-2925, Important) * It was found that the x86 ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) is prone to a denial of service attack inside a virtualized environment in the form of an infinite loop in the microcode due to the way (sequential) delivering of benign exceptions such as #AC (alignment check exception) and #DB (debug exception) is handled. A privileged user inside a guest could use these flaws to create denial of service conditions on the host kernel. (CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-8104, Important) * A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's IPC subsystem initialized certain fields in an IPC object structure that were later used for permission checking before inserting the object into a globally visible list. A local, unprivileged user could potentially use this flaw to elevate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-7613, Important) * It was found that the Linux kernel's keys subsystem did not correctly garbage collect uninstantiated keyrings. A local attacker could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-7872, Important) Red Hat would like to thank Ben Serebrin of Google Inc. for reporting the CVE-2015-5307 issue. This update also fixes the following bugs: * Previously, Human Interface Device (HID) ran a report on an unaligned buffer, which could cause a page fault interrupt and an oops when the end of the report was read. This update fixes this bug by padding the end of the report with extra bytes, so the reading of the report never crosses a page boundary. As a result, a page fault and subsequent oops no longer occur. (BZ#1268203) * The NFS client was previously failing to detect a directory loop for some NFS server directory structures. This failure could cause NFS inodes to remain referenced after attempting to unmount the file system, leading to a kernel crash. Loop checks have been added to VFS, which effectively prevents this problem from occurring. (BZ#1272858) * Due to a race whereby the nfs_wb_pages_cancel() and nfs_commit_release_pages() calls both removed a request from the nfs_inode struct type, the kernel panicked with negative nfs_inode.npages count. The provided upstream patch performs ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 6

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-2925
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5307
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7613
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7872
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8104

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-December/021541.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9
Published
2015-12-16
Modified
2019-03-08
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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