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Huawei EulerOS: CVE-2018-12896: kernel security update

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Huawei EulerOS: CVE-2018-12896: kernel security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/02/2018
Created
12/05/2019
Added
12/04/2019
Modified
12/04/2019

Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.3. An Integer Overflow in kernel/time/posix-timers.c in the POSIX timer code is caused by the way the overrun accounting works. Depending on interval and expiry time values, the overrun can be larger than INT_MAX, but the accounting is int based. This basically makes the accounting values, which are visible to user space via timer_getoverrun(2) and siginfo::si_overrun, random. For example, a local user can cause a denial of service (signed integer overflow) via crafted mmap, futex, timer_create, and timer_settime system calls.

Solution(s)

  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-tools
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-kernel-tools-libs
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-perf
  • huawei-euleros-2_0_sp2-upgrade-python-perf

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