CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2016:1847 centos7

Published: 2016-09-20 03:41:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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 Fix(es): * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in the mark_source_chains() function in 'net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c'. It is possible for a user-supplied 'ipt_entry' structure to have a large 'next_offset' field. This field is not bounds checked prior to writing to a counter value at the supplied offset. (CVE-2016-3134, Important) * A flaw was discovered in processing setsockopt for 32 bit processes on 64 bit systems. This flaw will allow attackers to alter arbitrary kernel memory when unloading a kernel module. This action is usually restricted to root-privileged users but can also be leveraged if the kernel is compiled with CONFIG_USER_NS and CONFIG_NET_NS and the user is granted elevated privileges. (CVE-2016-4997, Important) * An out-of-bounds heap memory access leading to a Denial of Service, heap disclosure, or further impact was found in setsockopt(). The function call is normally restricted to root, however some processes with cap_sys_admin may also be able to trigger this flaw in privileged container environments. (CVE-2016-4998, Moderate) Bug Fix(es): * In some cases, running the ipmitool command caused a kernel panic due to a race condition in the ipmi message handler. This update fixes the race condition, and the kernel panic no longer occurs in the described scenario. (BZ#1353947) * Previously, running I/O-intensive operations in some cases caused the system to terminate unexpectedly after a null pointer dereference in the kernel. With this update, a set of patches has been applied to the 3w-9xxx and 3w-sas drivers that fix this bug. As a result, the system no longer crashes in the described scenario. (BZ#1362040) * Previously, the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) sockets did not inherit the SELinux labels properly. As a consequence, the sockets were labeled with the unlabeled_t SELinux type which caused SCTP connections to fail. The underlying source code has been modified, and SCTP connections now works as expected. (BZ#1354302) * Previously, the bnx2x driver waited for transmission completions when recovering from a parity event, which substantially increased the recovery time. With this update, bnx2x does not wait for transmission completion in the described circumstances. As a result, the recovery of bnx2x after a parity event now takes less time. (BZ#1351972) Enhancement(s): * With this update, the audit subsystem enables filtering of processes by name besides filtering by PID. Users can now audit by executable name (with the '-F exe= path-to-executabl ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 7

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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




CVSS Score
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