RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2018:3459)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118785
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
Extended Update Support.
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 packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
Security Fix(es) :
* A flaw named FragmentSmack was found in the way the Linux kernel
handled reassembly of fragmented IPv4 and IPv6 packets. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and calculation expensive
fragment reassembly algorithm by sending specially crafted packets
which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial of service on
the system. (CVE-2018-5391)
* kernel: out-of-bounds access in the show_timer function in
kernel/time/ posix-timers.c (CVE-2017-18344)
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 Juha-Matti Tilli (Aalto University -
Department of Communications and Networking and Nokia Bell Labs) for
Bug Fix(es) :
These updated kernel packages include also numerous bug fixes. Space
precludes documenting all of the bug fixes in this advisory. See the
descriptions in the related Knowledge Article:
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.