Kernel security update: CVE-2017-5970 and other; Virtuozzo ReadyKernel patch 20.0 for Virtuozzo 7.0.x¶
Issue date: 2017-04-28
Applies to: Virtuozzo 7.0
Virtuozzo Advisory ID: VZA-2017-032
The cumulative Virtuozzo ReadyKernel patch updated with security fixes. The patch applies to Virtuozzo kernels 3.10.0-327.18.2.vz7.15.2 (Virtuozzo 7.0.0), 3.10.0-327.36.1.vz7.18.7 (Virtuozzo 7.0.1), and 3.10.0-327.36.1.vz7.20.18 (Virtuozzo 7.0.3).
2. Security Fixes¶
[Moderate] A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel where having malicious IP options present would cause the ipv4_pktinfo_prepare() function to drop/free the dst. This could result in a system crash or possible privilege escalation. (CVE-2017-5970)
[Moderate] A vulnerability was found in the implementation of SCTP protocol in the Linux kernel. If the sctp module was loaded on the host, a privileged user inside a container could cause a kernel crash by triggering use-after-free in the __sctp_connect() function with a specially crafted sequence of system calls. (PSBM-64734)
3. Installing the Update¶
Download, install, and instantly apply the patch to the current kernel by running ‘readykernel update’.
The JSON file with the list of new and updated packages is available at http://docs.virtuozzo.com/vza/VZA-2017-032.json.