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CentOS Linux: CVE-2018-20784: Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Multiple Advisories)

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CentOS Linux: CVE-2018-20784: Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Multiple Advisories)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/22/2019
Created
08/29/2019
Added
08/28/2019
Modified
05/25/2023

Description

In the Linux kernel before 4.20.2, kernel/sched/fair.c mishandles leaf cfs_rq's, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop in update_blocked_averages) or possibly have unspecified other impact by inducing a high load.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-kernel
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-rt

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