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Security December 7, 2016: Linux Kernel Security Vulnerability CVE-2016-8655

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by eva2000, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. eva2000

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    Another Linux Kernel Security Vulnerability - CVE-2016-8655 which allows local root user alleviated privileges. Doesn't affect Redhat/CentOS 5 or 6 but does affect Redhat and CentOS 7.x but not for default RH/CentOS 7 setups (see below info). Bug report at Bug 1400019 – CVE-2016-8655 kernel: Race condition in packet_set_ring leads to use after free

    Waiting on CentOS and Redhat to release updated Kernel for CentOS 7.x :)

    Probably good time to look into KernelCare ;)
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016