CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2019:2863 centos6

Published: 2019-10-01 02:00:48
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'kernel' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the CESA-2019:2863 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package 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 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. (CVE-2019-14835)

Affected Versions:
'kernel' Linux Distribution Package(s) on CentOS 6.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-14835

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023456.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2

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