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Red Hat Security Advisory

 

Synopsis: Important: kernel security and bug fix update

Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:1023-01

Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1023.html

Issue date: 2014-08-06

CVE Names: CVE-2014-0181 CVE-2014-2672 CVE-2014-2673

CVE-2014-2706 CVE-2014-3534 CVE-2014-4667

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1. Summary:

 

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs

are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

 

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having

Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base

scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each

vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

 

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

 

3. Description:

 

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux

operating system.

 

* It was found that Linux kernel's ptrace subsystem did not properly

sanitize the address-space-control bits when the program-status word (PSW)

was being set. On IBM S/390 systems, a local, unprivileged user could use

this flaw to set address-space-control bits to the kernel space, and thus

gain read and write access to kernel memory. (CVE-2014-3534, Important)

 

* It was found that the permission checks performed by the Linux kernel

when a netlink message was received were not sufficient. A local,

unprivileged user could potentially bypass these restrictions by passing a

netlink socket as stdout or stderr to a more privileged process and

altering the output of this process. (CVE-2014-0181, Moderate)

 

* It was found that a remote attacker could use a race condition flaw in

the ath_tx_aggr_sleep() function to crash the system by creating large

network traffic on the system's Atheros 9k wireless network adapter.

(CVE-2014-2672, Moderate)

 

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel performed forking inside of

a transaction. A local, unprivileged user on a PowerPC system that supports

transactional memory could use this flaw to crash the system.

(CVE-2014-2673, Moderate)

 

* A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's mac80211

subsystem implementation handled synchronization between TX and STA wake-up

code paths. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system.

(CVE-2014-2706, Moderate)

 

* An integer underflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Stream

Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation processed certain

COOKIE_ECHO packets. By sending a specially crafted SCTP packet, a remote

attacker could use this flaw to prevent legitimate connections to a

particular SCTP server socket to be made. (CVE-2014-4667, Moderate)

 

Red Hat would like to thank Martin Schwidefsky of IBM for reporting

CVE-2014-3534, Andy Lutomirski for reporting CVE-2014-0181, and Gopal Reddy

Kodudula of Nokia Siemens Networks for reporting CVE-2014-4667.

 

This update also fixes the following bugs:

 

* Due to a NULL pointer dereference bug in the IPIP and SIT tunneling code,

a kernel panic could be triggered when using IPIP or SIT tunnels with

IPsec. This update restructures the related code to avoid a NULL pointer

dereference and the kernel no longer panics when using IPIP or SIT tunnels

with IPsec. (BZ#1114957)

 

* Previously, an IBM POWER8 system could terminate unexpectedly when the

kernel received an IRQ while handling a transactional memory re-checkpoint

critical section. This update ensures that IRQs are disabled in this

situation and the problem no longer occurs. (BZ#1113150)

 

* A missing read memory barrier, rmb(), in the bnx2x driver caused the

kernel to crash under various circumstances. This problem has been fixed

by adding an rmb() call to the relevant place in the bnx2x code.

(BZ#1107721)

 

* The hpwdt driver previously emitted a panic message that was misleading

on certain HP systems. This update ensures that upon a kernel panic, hpwdt

displays information valid on all HP systems. (BZ#1096961)

 

* The qla2xxx driver has been upgraded to version 8.06.00.08.07.0-k3,

which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version in order to

correct various timeout problems with the mailbox commands. (BZ#1112389)

 

* The SCSI mid-layer could retry an I/O operation indefinitely if a storage

array repeatedly returned a CHECK CONDITION status to that I/O operation

but the sense data was invalid. This update fixes the problem by limiting

a time for which is such an I/O operation retried. (BZ#1114468)

 

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which

contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be

rebooted for this update to take effect.

 

4. Solution:

 

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata

relevant to your system have been applied.

 

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the

Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

 

To install kernel packages manually, use "rpm -ivh [package]". Do not use

"rpm -Uvh" as that will remove the running kernel binaries from your

system. You may use "rpm -e" to remove old kernels after determining that

the new kernel functions properly on your system.

 

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

 

1083213 - CVE-2014-2673 kernel: powerpc: tm: crash when forking inside a transaction

1083246 - CVE-2014-2672 kernel: ath9k: tid->sched race in ath_tx_aggr_sleep()

1083512 - CVE-2014-2706 Kernel: net: mac80211: crash dues to AP powersave TX vs. wakeup race

1094265 - CVE-2014-0181 kernel: net: insufficient permision checks of netlink messages

1113967 - CVE-2014-4667 kernel: sctp: sk_ack_backlog wrap-around problem

1114089 - CVE-2014-3534 kernel: s390: ptrace: insufficient sanitization when setting psw mask

 

6. Package List:

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7):

 

Source:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.src.rpm

 

noarch:

kernel-abi-whitelists-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-headers-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7):

 

noarch:

kernel-doc-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7):

 

Source:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.src.rpm

 

noarch:

kernel-abi-whitelists-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-headers-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7):

 

noarch:

kernel-doc-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7):

 

Source:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.src.rpm

 

noarch:

kernel-abi-whitelists-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

ppc64:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-bootwrapper-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debug-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-ppc64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-headers-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-tools-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

 

s390x:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-debug-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-headers-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-kdump-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-kdump-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-kdump-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-headers-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7):

 

noarch:

kernel-doc-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

ppc64:

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-ppc64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

python-perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.ppc64.rpm

 

s390x:

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

kernel-kdump-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

python-perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.s390x.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7):

 

Source:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.src.rpm

 

noarch:

kernel-abi-whitelists-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-headers-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7):

 

noarch:

kernel-doc-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.noarch.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-tools-libs-devel-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64.rpm

 

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and

details on how to verify the signature are available from

https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

 

7. References:

 

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-0181.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-2672.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-2673.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-2706.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-3534.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-4667.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

 

8. Contact:

 

The Red Hat security contact is . More contact

details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

 

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.

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