RHEL 6 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2016:1883)
High Nessus Plugin ID 93504
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.5.
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.
The kernel-rt packages have been upgraded to version 3.10.0-327.rt56.197, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ#1366059)
Security Fix(es) :
* A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in the mark_source_chains() function in 'net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c'. It is possible for a user-supplied 'ipt_entry' structure to have a large 'next_offset' field. This field is not bounds checked prior to writing to a counter value at the supplied offset. (CVE-2016-3134, Important)
* A flaw was discovered in processing setsockopt for 32 bit processes on 64 bit systems. This flaw will allow attackers to alter arbitrary kernel memory when unloading a kernel module. This action is usually restricted to root-privileged users but can also be leveraged if the kernel is compiled with CONFIG_USER_NS and CONFIG_NET_NS and the user is granted elevated privileges. (CVE-2016-4997, Important)
* An out-of-bounds heap memory access leading to a Denial of Service, heap disclosure, or further impact was found in setsockopt(). The function call is normally restricted to root, however some processes with cap_sys_admin may also be able to trigger this flaw in privileged container environments. (CVE-2016-4998, Moderate)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.