CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2008:0055 centos4 x86_64

Published: 2009-02-27 08:02:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Summary:
Check for the Version of kernel

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 4

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated kernel Linux Distribution Packages fix the following security issues: A flaw was found in the virtual filesystem (VFS). A local unprivileged user could truncate directories to which they had write permission this could render the contents of the directory inaccessible. (CVE-2008-0001, Important) A flaw was found in the implementation of ptrace. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and possibly cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2007-5500, Important) A flaw was found in the way the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel handled page faults when a CPU used the NUMA method for accessing memory on Itanium architectures. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service (system panic). (CVE-2007-4130, Important) A possible NULL pointer dereference was found in the chrp_show_cpuinfo function when using the PowerPC architecture. This may have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-6694, Moderate) A flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user can get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) As well, these updated Linux Distribution Packages fix the following bug: * when moving volumes that contain multiple segments, and a mirror segment is not the first in the mapping table, running the " pvmove /dev/[device] /dev/[device]" command caused a kernel panic. A " kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address [address]" error was logged by syslog. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-4130
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-5500
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6063
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6151
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6206
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6694
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-0001

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/014657.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2009-02-27
Modified
2017-07-10
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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