RHSA-2017:1647 - Security Advisory
Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update
Security Advisory: Important
An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
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.
- A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack for user space binaries. If heap (or different memory region) and stack memory regions were adjacent to each other, an attacker could use this flaw to jump over the stack guard gap, cause controlled memory corruption on process stack or the adjacent memory region, and thus increase their privileges on the system. This is a kernel-side mitigation which increases the stack guard gap size from one page to 1 MiB to make successful exploitation of this issue more difficult. (CVE-2017-1000364, Important)
- The NFS2/3 RPC client could send long arguments to the NFS server. These encoded arguments are stored in an array of memory pages, and accessed using pointer variables. Arbitrarily long arguments could make these pointers point outside the array and cause an out-of-bounds memory access. A remote user or program could use this flaw to crash the kernel, resulting in denial of service. (CVE-2017-7645, Important)
- The NFSv2 and NFSv3 server implementations in the Linux kernel through 4.10.13 lacked certain checks for the end of a buffer. A remote attacker could trigger a pointer-arithmetic error or possibly cause other unspecified impacts using crafted requests related to fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c. (CVE-2017-7895, Important)
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of packets with the URG flag. Applications using the splice() and tcp_splice_read() functionality could allow a remote attacker to force the kernel to enter a condition in which it could loop indefinitely. (CVE-2017-6214, Moderate)
Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting CVE-2017-1000364 and Ari Kauppi for reporting CVE-2017-7895.
- kernel-rt packages have been upgraded to the 3.10.0-514 source tree, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ#1452745)
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
- MRG Realtime 2 x86_64
- BZ - 1426542 - CVE-2017-6214 kernel: ipv4/tcp: Infinite loop in tcp_splice_read()
- BZ - 1443615 - CVE-2017-7645 kernel: nfsd: Incorrect handling of long RPC replies
- BZ - 1446103 - CVE-2017-7895 kernel: NFSv3 server does not properly handle payload bounds checking of WRITE requests
- BZ - 1452745 - update the MRG 2.5.z 3.10 kernel-rt sources
- BZ - 1452769 - HPE iLO remote console video goes blank after updating to kernel-rt-3.10.0-514.rt56.210.el6rt
- BZ - 1461333 - CVE-2017-1000364 kernel: heap/stack gap jumping via unbounded stack allocations
MRG Realtime 2