MGASA-2022-0042 - Updated kernel-linus packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 01 Feb 2022
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases: 8
CVE: CVE-2022-0330,

This kernel-linus update is based on upstream 5.15.18 and fixes atleast the
following security issues:

A random memory access flaw was found in the Linux kernels GPU i915 kernel
driver functionality in the way a user may run malicious code on the GPU.
This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or escalate their
privileges on the system (CVE-2022-0330).

A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernels
vmw_execbuf_copy_fence_user function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/
vmwgfx_execbuf.c in vmwgfx. This flaw allows a local attacker with user
privileges to cause a privilege escalation problem (CVE-2022-22942).

For other upstream fixes, see the referenced changelogs.


- 8/core/kernel-linus-5.15.18-1.mga8