RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2015:1534)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several
bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

* An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's
netfilter connection tracking implementation loaded extensions. An
attacker on a local network could potentially send a sequence of
specially crafted packets that would initiate the loading of a large
number of extensions, causing the targeted system in that network to
crash. (CVE-2014-9715, Moderate)

* A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's
early load microcode functionality. On a system with UEFI Secure Boot
enabled, a local, privileged user could use this flaw to increase
their privileges to the kernel (ring0) level, bypassing intended
restrictions in place. (CVE-2015-2666, Moderate)

* It was found that the Linux kernel's ping socket implementation did
not properly handle socket unhashing during spurious disconnects,
which could lead to a use-after-free flaw. On x86-64 architecture
systems, a local user able to create ping sockets could use this flaw
to crash the system. On non-x86-64 architecture systems, a local user
able to create ping sockets could use this flaw to escalate their
privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-3636, Moderate)

* It was found that the Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite
implementation for IPv6 allowed the Hop Limit value to be set to a
smaller value than the default one. An attacker on a local network
could use this flaw to prevent systems on that network from sending or
receiving network packets. (CVE-2015-2922, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Nathan Hoad for reporting the
CVE-2014-9715 issue.

This update also fixes several bugs. Refer to the following
Knowledgebase article for further information :


All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system
must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85248 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9715

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