Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20180180
RHSA-2018:0180: kernel-alt security and bug fix update (Important)  

The kernel-alt packages provide the Linux kernel version 4.x.
Security Fix(es):
* A flaw was found in the patches used to fix the 'dirtycow' vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195). An attacker, able to run local code, can exploit a race condition in transparent huge pages to modify usually read-only huge pages. (CVE-2017-1000405)
Red Hat would like to thank Eylon Ben Yaakov and Daniel Shapiro for reporting this issue.
Bug Fix(es):
* Previously, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 with the kernel version provided by the kernel-alt package, did not support turning off transactional memory (TM) on the POWER9 systems. With this update it is now possible to turn off TM on the POWER9 systems. (BZ#1509974)
* Due to a bug in the ixgbe and i40e drivers, the socket buffer list (skb list) in some cases got corrupted when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 with the kernel version provided by the kernel-alt package on the POWER9 systems. Consequently, a kernel panic occurred. This update fixes ixgbe and i40e, and the kernel no longer panics due to this behavior. (BZ#1518412)
* Users can lower the max_sectors_kb setting in the sysfs file system to accommodate certain workloads. Previously, users needed to set the maximum I/O size to either the block layer default or the optional preferred I/O size reported by the device. This update fixes the scsi driver to keep the current heuristic function for the initial setting of max_sectors_kb. As a result, for subsequent invocations, the driver now only updates the current queue limit if it exceeds the capabilities of the hardware. (BZ#1518432)
* When performing full-bootme tests on Boston ESS systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 with the kernel version provided in the kernel-alt package, a kernel panic occurred and the operating system dropped into the XMON software. This update fixes the Multi-Queue Block IO Queueing Mechanism (blk-mq), and the kernel no longer panics in these circumstances. (BZ#1518433)
* When running the stress test on the file system with the gssstress command, and pulling one disk from one recovery group, "kernel I/O error" was reported, and gssstress became unresponsive. Gssstress now works as expected under the described circumstances. (BZ#1522645)
* When using the fwupdate_xl710 utility to apply updates for NVM Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710 on machines running Red Hat Enterpise Linux 7.4 with the kernel version provided in the kernel-alt package, a deadlock sometimes occurred when the i40e driver was acquiring access to the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) of the device. Consequently, NVM acquire timeouts occurred, the firmware update failed with the following error message: "Failed Acquiring NVM resource for read err=-53 status=0xa", and left the device's memory in a corrupted state. This update fixes the i40e driver, and the firmware updates no longer fail due to this behavior. (BZ#1522843)
* Previously, on POWER9 systems with more than 100 Pstates, the cpufreq driver did not handle the cases when the NxN matrix denominated transition table (trans_table) overflowed beyond the PAGE_SIZE boundary correctly. Consequently, reading trans_table for any of the CPUs failed with the following error:
"fill_read_buffer: show+0x0/0xa0 returned bad count"
With this update reading trans_table for any of the CPUs now proceeds as expected under the described circumstances. (BZ#1522844)
* Previously, the /sys/firmware/opal/exports directory did not contain an export node. Consequently, a range of memory in the Open Power Abstraction Layer (OPAL) that the operating system attempted to export to user space for debugging purposes was not available. With this update the sysfs file under /sys/firmware/opal/exports is now available for each property found there, and this file can be used for debugging purposes. (BZ#1522845)
Create Date: 2018-01-25 Last Update Date: 2018-01-25

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

References

Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : python-perf is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  python-perf is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20111849011 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : python-perf is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180019. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : perf is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  perf is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20100842013 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : perf is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180011. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-tools-libs-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-tools-libs-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20140678012 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-tools-libs-devel is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180025. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-tools-libs is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-tools-libs is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20140678008 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-tools-libs is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180023. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-tools is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-tools is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20140678007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-tools is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180027. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-headers is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-headers is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070099003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-headers is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180013. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-doc is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20050092003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180017. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-debug-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-debug-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070993007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-debug-devel is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-debug is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-debug is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070993004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-debug is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180015. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-bootwrapper is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-bootwrapper is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20100842007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-bootwrapper is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180029. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-abi-whitelists is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20131645028. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-abi-whitelists is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 199e2f91fd431d51
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:4.11.0-44.4.1.el7a
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20180180021. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ComputeNode is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ComputeNode is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20100842004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
version pattern match ^7[^\d]
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20100842003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
version pattern match ^7[^\d]
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Client is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Client is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20100842001 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
version pattern match ^7[^\d]
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20100842002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
version pattern match ^7[^\d]
linux : rpminfo_state 

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