[QSA-0629241] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Qlustar Security Advisory 0629241

June 29th, 2024


Summary:

The system could crash or be made to run programs as an administrator.


Package(s)       : linux-image-ql-generic,
                   qlustar-module-core-focal-amd64-12.0.3,
                   qlustar-module-core-jammy-amd64-13.2,
Qlustar releases : 12.0, 13
Affected versions: All versions prior to this update
Vulnerability    : privilege escalation/denial of service
Problem type     : local
Qlustar-specific : no
CVE Id(s)        : Not documented

A number of vulnerabilities and bugs have been discovered in the 5.15.x Linux kernel series since the last Qlustar 13.0 release based on 5.15.156. They may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation. Please check the following web pages that contain details of the fixes in each release after 5.15.156 up to the current Qlustar kernel 5.15.161:

Linux kernel 5.15.161
Linux kernel 5.15.160
Linux kernel 5.15.159
Linux kernel 5.15.158
Linux kernel 5.15.157

A number of vulnerabilities and bugs have been discovered in the 5.4.x Linux kernel series since the last Qlustar 12.0 release based on 5.4.274. They may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation. Please check the following web pages that contain details of the fixes in each release after 5.4.274 up to the current Qlustar kernel 5.4.278:

Linux kernel 5.4.278
Linux kernel 5.4.277
Linux kernel 5.4.276
Linux kernel 5.4.275

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following or more recent package versions:

For Qlustar 13

linux-image-ql-generic                     5.15.161-ql-generic-13.0-14
qlustar-module-core-jammy-amd64-13.2       13.2.0-b569f1542

For Qlustar 12.0

linux-image-ql-generic                     5.4.274-ql-generic-12.0-33
qlustar-module-core-focal-amd64-12.0.3     12.0.3.6-b566f1541

Special Update instructions:

In addition to the steps described in the general Qlustar Update Instructions these updates require the following:

  • On Qlustar 12, also perform the following manual steps if you haven’t done so yet: Write the dnsmasq and slurm config with QluMan before rebooting. If your cluster was installed with a release earlier than 12.0.0.8-b546f1425 you will have to generate new LDAP certificates at some point since the earlier ones were generated with a 1 year validity. Now they are generated with an unlimited validity. To check the expiration date execute
    # openssl x509 -dates -in /etc/ssl/certs/qlustar-ca-cert.pem | grep notAfter
    

    To regenerate the certificate with unlimited validity execute

    # qluman-ldap-cli --update-certs
    

    before rebooting the whole cluster.
    Please note that we no longer provide 12.x AlmaLinux 8 modules for Qlustar 12. If you want to use AlmaLinux 8 under Qlustar 12, please switch to the 13.x image modules and create a corresponding chroot for it.