RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2019:0833)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 124259
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

An 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: KVM: potential use-after-free via kvm_ioctl_create_device() (CVE-2019-6974)

* Kernel: KVM: nVMX: use-after-free of the hrtimer for emulation of the preemption timer (CVE-2019-7221)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Bug Fix(es) :

* VM hangs on RHEL rt-kernel and OSP 13 [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1688673)

* kernel-rt: update to the RHEL7.6.z batch#4 source tree (BZ#1689417)

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-2019:0833

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2019-6974

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2019-7221

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 124259

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2019-0833.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/24/2019

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-kvm-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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: 4/23/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6974, CVE-2019-7221

RHSA: 2019:0833