The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es): * Kernel: KVM: potential use-after-free via kvm_ioctl_create_device() (CVE-2019-6974) * Kernel: KVM: nVMX: use-after-free of the hrtimer for emulation of the preemption timer (CVE-2019-7221) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section. Bug Fix(es): * rbd: avoid corruption on partially completed bios [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1672514) * xfs_vm_writepages deadly embrace between kworker and user task. [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1673281) * Offload Connections always get vlan priority 0 [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1673821) * [NOKIA] RHEL sends flood of Neighbour Solicitations under specific conditions [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1677179) * RHEL 7.6 - Host crash occurred on NVMe/IB system while running controller reset [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1678214) * [rhel7] raid0 md workqueue deadlock with stacked md devices [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1678215) * [PureStorage7.6]nvme disconnect following an unsuccessful Admin queue creation causes kernel panic [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1678216) * RFC: Regression with -fstack-check in 'backport upstream large stack guard patch to RHEL6' patch [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1678221) * [Hyper-V] [RHEL 7.6]hv_netvsc: Fix a network regression after ifdown/ifup [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1679997) * rtc_cmos: probe of 00:01 failed with error -16 [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1683078) * ACPI WDAT watchdog update [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1683079) * high ovs-vswitchd CPU usage when VRRP over VXLAN tunnel causing qrouter fail-over [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1683093) * Openshift node drops outgoing POD traffic due to NAT hashtable race in __ip_conntrack_confirm() [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1686766) * [Backport] [v3,2/2] net: igmp: Allow user-space configuration of igmp unsolicited report interval [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1686771) * [RHEL7.6]: Intermittently seen FIFO parity error on T6225-SO adapter [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1687487) * The number of unsolict report about IGMP is incorrect [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1688225) * RDT driver causing failure to boot on AMD Rome system with more than 255 CPUs [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1689120) * mpt3sas_cm0: fault_state(0x2100)! [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1689379) * rwsem in inconsistent state leading system to hung [rhel-7.6.z] (BZ#1690323) Users of kernel are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.