MGASA-2021-0589 - Updated kernel-linus packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 29 Dec 2021
URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2021-0589.html
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases: 8
CVE: CVE-2021-28711,
     CVE-2021-28712,
     CVE-2021-28713,
     CVE-2021-28714,
     CVE-2021-28715

This kernel-linus update is based on upstream 5.15.11 and fixes atleast the
following security issues:

Potentially malicious XEN PV backends can cause guest DoS due to unhardened
frontends in the guests, even though this ought to have been prevented by
containing them within a driver domain. This update fixes the issue tracked
as XSA-391: blkfront (CVE-2021-28711), netfront (CVE-2021-28712),
hvc_xen (CVE-2021-28713).

The Linux kernel's xen-netback backend driver can be forced by guests to
queue arbitrary amounts of network data, finally causing an out of memory
situation in the domain the backend is running in (usually dom0). This
update fixes the issues tracked as XSA-392 (CVE-2021-28714, CVE-2021-28715).

For other upstream fixes, see the referenced changelogs.

References:
- https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29814
- https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.15.11
- https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-391.html
- https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-392.html
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-28711
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-28712
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-28713
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-28714
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-28715

SRPMS:
- 8/core/kernel-linus-5.15.11-1.mga8