Important kernel security update: CVE-2017-1000364; new kernel 2.6.18-028stab122.3 for Virtuozzo Containers for Linux 4.6

Issue date: 2017-07-04

Applies to: Virtuozzo Containers for Linux 4.6

Virtuozzo Advisory ID: VZA-2017-059

1. Overview

This update provides a new Virtuozzo Containers for Linux 4.6 kernel 2.6.18-028stab122.3 based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel 2.6.18-419.el5. The new kernel introduces a security fix.

2. Security Fixes

  • [Important] A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack for user space binaries. If heap (or different memory region) and stack memory regions were adjacent to each other, an attacker could use this flaw to jump over the stack guard gap, cause controlled memory corruption on process stack or the adjacent memory region, and thus increase their privileges on the system. This is a kernel-side mitigation which increases the stack guard gap size from one page to 1 MiB to make successful exploitation of this issue more difficult. (CVE-2017-1000364)

3. Installing the Update

Install the update with the ‘vzup2date’ utility included in the distribution.

4. References

The JSON file with the list of new and updated packages is available at