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  1. Lustre
  2. LU-7556

Kernel update [RHEL6.7 2.6.32-573.12.1.el6]



    • Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Minor
    • Lustre 2.8.0
    • None
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    • 3
    • 9223372036854775807


      • A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's file system implementation
        handled rename operations in which the source was inside and the
        destination was outside of a bind mount. A privileged user inside a
        container could use this flaw to escape the bind mount and, potentially,
        escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-2925, Important)
      • It was found that the x86 ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) is prone to
        a denial of service attack inside a virtualized environment in the form of
        an infinite loop in the microcode due to the way (sequential) delivering of
        benign exceptions such as #AC (alignment check exception) and #DB (debug
        exception) is handled. A privileged user inside a guest could use these
        flaws to create denial of service conditions on the host kernel.
        (CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-8104, Important)
      • A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's IPC
        subsystem initialized certain fields in an IPC object structure that were
        later used for permission checking before inserting the object into a
        globally visible list. A local, unprivileged user could potentially use
        this flaw to elevate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-7613,
      • It was found that the Linux kernel's keys subsystem did not correctly
        garbage collect uninstantiated keyrings. A local attacker could use this
        flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on
        the system. (CVE-2015-7872, Important)

      This update also fixes the following bugs:

      • Previously, Human Interface Device (HID) ran a report on an unaligned
        buffer, which could cause a page fault interrupt and an oops when the end
        of the report was read. This update fixes this bug by padding the end of
        the report with extra bytes, so the reading of the report never crosses a
        page boundary. As a result, a page fault and subsequent oops no longer
        occur. (BZ#1268203)
      • The NFS client was previously failing to detect a directory loop for some
        NFS server directory structures. This failure could cause NFS inodes to
        remain referenced after attempting to unmount the file system, leading to a
        kernel crash. Loop checks have been added to VFS, which effectively
        prevents this problem from occurring. (BZ#1272858)
      • Due to a race whereby the nfs_wb_pages_cancel() and
        nfs_commit_release_pages() calls both removed a request from the nfs_inode
        struct type, the kernel panicked with negative nfs_inode.npages count.
        The provided upstream patch performs the required serialization by holding
        the inode i_lock over the check of PagePrivate and locking the request,
        thus preventing the race and kernel panic from occurring. (BZ#1273721)
      • Due to incorrect URB_ISO_ASAP semantics, playing an audio file using a
        USB sound card could previously fail for some hardware configurations.
        This update fixes the bug, and playing audio from a USB sound card now
        works as expected. (BZ#1273916)
      • Inside hugetlb, region data structures were protected by a combination of
        a memory map semaphore and a single hugetlb instance mutex. However, a
        page-fault scalability improvement backported to the kernel on previous
        releases removed the single hugetlb instance mutex and introduced a new
        mutex table, making the locking combination insufficient, leading to
        possible race windows that could cause corruption and undefined behavior.
        This update fixes the problem by introducing a required spinlock to the
        region tracking functions for proper serialization. The problem only
        affects software using huge pages through hugetlb interface. (BZ#1274599)

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

      1209367 - CVE-2015-2925 Kernel: vfs: Do not allow escaping from bind mounts
      1268270 - CVE-2015-7613 kernel: Unauthorized access to IPC objects with SysV shm
      1272371 - CVE-2015-7872 kernel: Keyrings crash triggerable by unprivileged user
      1277172 - CVE-2015-5307 virt: guest to host DoS by triggering an infinite loop in microcode via #AC exception
      1278496 - CVE-2015-8104 virt: guest to host DoS by triggering an infinite loop in microcode via #DB exception


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