Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update for kernel



Published: 2022-05-19 | Updated: 2022-08-28
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-0492
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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kernel (Red Hat package)
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
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Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU61245

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0492

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a logic error within the cgroup_release_agent_write() function in  kernel/cgroup/cgroup-v1.c. A local user can use the cgroups v1 release_agent feature to escalate privileges and bypass the namespace isolation.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

kernel (Red Hat package): 3.10.0-1160.6.1.el7 - 3.10.0-1160.62.1.el7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 7


CPE2.3 External links

http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:4642

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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