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Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-0537-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-0537-01
Posted Feb 16, 2021
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-0537-01 - The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Issues addressed include a use-after-free vulnerability.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2020-14351, CVE-2020-25705, CVE-2020-29661
MD5 | 63a8c1a37737b69aac454d643e34f00d

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-0537-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2021:0537-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:0537
Issue date: 2021-02-16
CVE Names: CVE-2020-14351 CVE-2020-25705 CVE-2020-29661
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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 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.

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: locking issue in drivers/tty/tty_jobctrl.c can lead to an
use-after-free (CVE-2020-29661)

* kernel: performance counters race condition use-after-free
(CVE-2020-14351)

* kernel: ICMP rate limiting can be used for DNS poisoning attack
(CVE-2020-25705)

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#1908433)

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/):

1862849 - CVE-2020-14351 kernel: performance counters race condition use-after-free
1894579 - CVE-2020-25705 kernel: ICMP rate limiting can be used for DNS poisoning attack
1906525 - CVE-2020-29661 kernel: locking issue in drivers/tty/tty_jobctrl.c can lead to an use-after-free

6. Package List:

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

Source:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.src.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-core-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-core-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-devel-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-kvm-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-devel-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-kvm-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.src.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-rt-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-core-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-core-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-devel-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-devel-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.el8_3.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-modules-extra-4.18.0-240.15.1.rt7.69.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-2020-14351
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25705
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-29661
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2021 Red Hat, Inc.
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