[security-announce] Kernel (linux-yocto 3.14): Security Update

Sona Sarmadi sona.sarmadi at enea.com
Wed Dec 30 08:57:55 CET 2015


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	Enea Linux Security Advisory

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Product/package: kernel (linux-yocto 3.14)
Severity: Low
CVE Name: CVE-2015-6252
Layer: meta-enea
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This patch fixes a flaw in the Linux kernel's vhost driver.
A privileged local user with access to the /dev/vhost-net files could
use this flaw to create a denial-of-service attack.

Description
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The vhost_dev_ioctl function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linux
kernel before 4.1.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service
(memory consumption) via a VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl call that triggers
permanent file-descriptor allocation.

References:
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https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6252
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2015-6252
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/08/18/3

Upstream/original fix:
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https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/pat
ch/?id=7932c0bd7740f4cd2aa168d3ce0199e7af7d72d5


Correction for Enea Linux
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http://git.enea.com/cgit/linux/meta-enea.git/patch/?id=112edaf87ad6789f5
6dde1aafb4ce61a14757705

How to get the latest patches
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- - If you have already cloned meta-enea, update it to get new security
patches.

cd Enea-Linux-5.0/poky/meta-enea
git pull

- - If you have not yet cloned needed repositories, do it as described
below. (Security patches are fetched implicitly when cloning the repos).

mkdir Enea-Linux-5.0
git -C Enea-Linux-5.0 clone -b dizzy git://git.enea.com/linux/poky.git
POKY=Enea-Linux-5.0/poky
git -C $POKY clone -b dizzy git://git.enea.com/linux/meta-enea.git
git -C $POKY clone -b dizzy git://git.enea.com/linux/\
meta-hierofalcon.git
git -C $POKY clone -b dizzy git://git.enea.com/linux/meta-linaro.git
git -C $POKY clone -b dizzy git://git.enea.com/linux/\
meta-openembedded.git
git -C $POKY clone -b dizzy
git://git.enea.com/linux/meta-virtualization.git
git -C $POKY/meta-enea clone -b dizzy
git://git.enea.com/linux/meta-enea/meta-vt.git


If you have any questions regarding the security patches and security
updates please contact security at enea.com.


Enea Security Team
Sona Sarmadi
Mobile: +46 70 971 4475
www.enea.com
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