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CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2008:0972 centos4 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

Check for the Version of kernel

Insight

Insight

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Direct-IO implementation. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716, Important) * when running ptrace in 31-bit mode on an IBM S/390 or IBM System z kernel, a local unprivileged user could cause a denial of service by reading from or writing into a padding area in the user_regs_struct32 structure. (CVE-2008-1514, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * Tobias Klein reported a missing check in the Linux kernel's Open Sound System (OSS) implementation. This deficiency could have led to an information leak. (CVE-2008-3272, Moderate) * a potential denial of service attack was discovered in the Linux kernel's PWC USB video driver. A local unprivileged user could have used this flaw to bring the kernel USB subsystem into the busy-waiting state. (CVE-2007-5093, Low) * the ext2 and ext3 file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures, leading to a possible local denial of service issue when read or write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-3528, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs: * when using the CIFS &quot forcedirectio&quot option, appending to an open file on a CIFS share resulted in that file being overwritten with the data to be appended. * a kernel panic occurred when a device with PCI ID 8086:10c8 was present on a system with a loaded ixgbe driver. * due to an aacraid driver regression, the kernel failed to boot when trying to load the aacraid driver and printed the following error message: &quot aac_srb: aac_fib_send failed with status: 8195&quot . * due to an mpt driver regression, when RAID 1 was configured on Primergy systems with an LSI SCSI IME 53C1020/1030 controller, the kernel panicked during boot. * the mpt driver produced a large number of extraneous debugging messages when performing a &quot Host reset&quot operation. * due to a regression in the sym driver, the kernel panicked when a SCSI hot swap was performed using MCP18 hardware. * all cores on a multi-core system now scale their frequencies in accordance with the policy set by the system's CPU frequency governor. * the netdump subsystem suffered from several stability issues. These ... Description truncated, for more information please check the Reference URL

Affected Software

Affected Software

kernel on CentOS 4

Solution

Solution

Please Install the Updated Packages.