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Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-5506-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-5506-01
Posted Dec 16, 2020
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-5506-01 - The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2020-16166
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-5506-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: kernel-rt security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2020:5506-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5506
Issue date: 2020-12-15
CVE Names: CVE-2020-16166
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1. Summary:

An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. 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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Real Time (v. 8) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Real Time for NFV (v. 8) - x86_64

3. Description:

The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables
fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements.

Security Fix(es):

* kernel: information exposure in drivers/char/random.c and
kernel/time/timer.c (CVE-2020-16166)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE
page(s) listed in the References section.

Bug Fix(es):

* kernel-rt: update RT source tree to the RHEL-8.3.z2 source tree
(BZ#1894706)

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

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

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

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

1865751 - CVE-2020-16166 kernel: information exposure in drivers/char/random.c and kernel/time/timer.c

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Real Time for NFV (v. 8):

Source:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.src.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-core-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-core-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-devel-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-kvm-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-devel-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-kvm-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Real Time (v. 8):

Source:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.src.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-core-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-core-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-devel-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-devel-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.8.1.rt7.62.el8_3.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/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-16166
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2020 Red Hat, Inc.
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