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New Vulnerability


Post by napsix65 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:16 pm

What is known in MX of this new vulnerability of Linux kernels prior to 5.0.8?

"Apart from Intel's new fudge and its consequences, it has discovered another exclusive Linux vulnerability rated as serious that would affect all versions of the kernel prior to 5.0.8. The information in this regard points to the module rds_tcp_kill_sock in net / rds / tcp.c and would allow an attacker to execute code remotely.

The bad news in this case is that there is still no patch for all the current versions of the kernel; the good, that the probability of exploiting the vulnerability is very low, due to the difficulty of the process. On the other hand, from Canonical comment that no evidence has yet been detected to certify that it is a remotely exploitable vulnerability, which, at least for the moment, takes away the issue iron."

Here I leave the link of the information:

https://www.muylinux.com/2019/05/15/vul ... oad-linux/

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Re: New Vulnerability


Post by Richard » Wed May 15, 2019 1:22 pm

Waiting on the patches, I imagine.

Apparently more serious on multi-user systems.

See this thread: Zombie load
http://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php? ... 1ce1449848
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Re: New Vulnerability


Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Wed May 15, 2019 1:23 pm

napsix65 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Linux kernels prior to 5.0.8
The Debian stable kernel is fixed but the intel-microcode package needs to be installed as well:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-securit ... 00090.html
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Re: New Vulnerability


Post by Stevo » Wed May 15, 2019 10:20 pm

For good or bad, it's preinstalled in MX and all should get the upgrade. I just sent up the backported Sid 4.19.37-2 kernel for the main MX 17 repo which also contains the fixes. Or there's the newer Liquorix kernels--now based on 5.0.16.

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Re: New Vulnerability


Post by figueroa » Fri May 17, 2019 11:36 am

There are no known in-the-wild exploits. See the discussion at: viewtopic.php?f=6&p=503002#p503002
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