JVM crashes after updating to kernel with patch for Stack Guard flaw (CVE-2017-1000364)

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Issue

  • jsvc causes Java 1.8 to core dump when running Tomcat 8. This started happening in kernel version 2.6.32-696.3.2. The kernel is the only difference in my environment between it working and core dumping jsvc.
  • JVM crashes after updating to kernel-3.10.0-514.21.2.el7.x86_64
  • After installing the errata kernel to fix the Stack Guard flaw (CVE-2017-1000364), JVM is crashing.
  • After we installed kernel-2.6.18-420.el5 various Java applications started crashing.
  • Reports of JVM crashes occurring after upgrading to a kernel with the fix for stack guard flaw.
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#
#  SIGBUS (0x7) at pc=0x00007f0d190f6ec3, pid=17221, tid=0x00007f0d2be12740
#
# Problematic frame:
# j  java.lang.Object.<clinit>()V+0

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Appears to affect all Java versions (Oracle, OpenJDK, 1.7, 1.8, etc)

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