RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2019:0324)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 122142

Synopsis

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

Description

An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Extended Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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 operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

* kernel: userfaultfd bypasses tmpfs file permissions (CVE-2018-18397)

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.

Bug Fix(es) :

* The timeout handling in the libfc.ko kernel module did not work correctly. This was happening during certain steps of the Fibre Channel login procedure, when the timeout handling was not synchronized with the state of a partially offloaded Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in the lower-level driver. Consequently, the offloaded FCoE state was incorrect, which led to I/O timeout errors until the SCSI error recovery issued a host reset. This update fixes the bug by improving the libfc.ko error handling during the fabric login. As a result, the fabric login errors are addressed in time, without the I/O timeouts in the described scenario. (BZ#1655042)

* Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) or Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems in some cases experienced deadlocks during a task migration and task wakeup operations. Consequently, the systems terminated unexpectedly with the following message :

NMI watchdog: Watchdog detected hard LOCKUP on

This update fixes the bug by queueing the stopper thread to run after locks are released. As a result, the deadlocks and the system crashes no longer occur in the described scenario. (BZ#1667326)

Users of kernel are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:0324

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-18397

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 122142

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2019-0324.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/02/13

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18397

RHSA: 2019:0324