RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2018:2763)
High Nessus Plugin ID 117776
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements.
Security Fix(es) :
* kernel: Integer overflow in Linux's create_elf_tables function (CVE-2018-14634)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting this issue.
Bug Fix(es) :
* The kernel-rt packages have been upgraded to the 3.10.0-862.14.3 source tree, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ# 1616429)
* Previously, preemption was enabled too early after a context switch.
If a task was migrated to another CPU after a context switch, a mismatch between CPU and runqueue during load balancing sometimes occurred. Consequently, a runnable task on an idle CPU failed to run, and the operating system became unresponsive. This update disables preemption in the schedule_tail() function. As a result, CPU migration during post-schedule processing no longer occurs, which prevents the above mismatch. The operating system no longer hangs due to this bug.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.