Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Centos Linux: CVE-2018-10872: Important: kernel security and bug fix update (CESA-2018:2164)

Back to Search

Centos Linux: CVE-2018-10872: Important: kernel security and bug fix update (CESA-2018:2164)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
07/10/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/17/2018
Modified
03/03/2021

Description

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled exceptions delivered after a stack switch operation via Mov SS or Pop SS instructions. During the stack switch operation, processor does not deliver interrupts and exceptions, they are delivered once the first instruction after the stack switch is executed. An unprivileged system user could use this flaw to crash the system kernel resulting in DoS. This CVE-2018-10872 was assigned due to regression of CVE-2018-8897 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 GA kernel. No other versions are affected by this CVE.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-kernel

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;