ESB-2018.2262 - [RedHat] kernel: Access privileged data - Existing account 2018-08-06

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                               ESB-2018.2262
                     Important: kernel security update
                               6 August 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           kernel
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-3639  

Reference:         ASB-2018.0121
                   ESB-2018.2207
                   ESB-2018.2184
                   ESB-2018.1549
                   ESB-2018.1548.6
                   ESB-2018.1545

Original Bulletin: 
   https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2309

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kernel security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2018:2309-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2309
Issue date:        2018-07-31
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-3639 
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1. Summary:

An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
Advanced Update Support and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Telco Extended
Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional AUS (v. 6.6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional TUS (v. 6.6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server TUS (v. 6.6) - noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

Security Fix(es):

* An industry-wide issue was found in the way many modern microprocessor
designs have implemented speculative execution of Load & Store instructions
(a commonly used performance optimization). It relies on the presence of a
precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as
the fact that memory read from address to which a recent memory write has
occurred may see an older value and subsequently cause an update into the
microprocessor's data cache even for speculatively executed instructions
that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker
could use this flaw to read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache
side-channel attacks. (CVE-2018-3639, x86 AMD)

Red Hat would like to thank Ken Johnson (Microsoft Security Response
Center) and Jann Horn (Google Project Zero) for reporting this issue.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1566890 - CVE-2018-3639 hw: cpu: speculative store bypass

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-doc-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server TUS (v. 6.6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-doc-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional AUS (v. 6.6):

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional TUS (v. 6.6):

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-504.72.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-3639
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/ssbd

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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