CVSS Base Vector:
Check for the Version of kernel
kernel on CentOS 4
Please Install the Updated Packages.
The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
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
could render the contents of the directory inaccessible. (CVE-2008-0001,
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).
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 "
command caused a kernel panic. A "
kernel: Unable to handle
kernel paging request at virtual address [address]"
error was logged by
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated
Linux Distribution Packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
Linux Distribution Package
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)