CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2008:0508 centos4 x86_64

Published: 2009-02-27 07:40:14
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

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 Linux Distribution Packages fix the following security issues: * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) * Alexey Dobriyan discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel process-tracing system call, ptrace. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel hang). (CVE-2008-2365, Important) * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * It was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated Linux Distribution Packages fix the following bug: * On systems with a large number of CPUs (more than 16), multiple applications calling the " times()" system call may have caused a system hang. 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-2008-0598
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1367
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2365
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2729

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-June/015051.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2009-02-27
Modified
2017-07-10
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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