CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2008:0972 centos4 x86_64

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

CVSS Base Vector:

Check for the Version of kernel

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 4

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
The kernel Linux Distribution 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 Linux Distribution Packages fix the following bugs: * when using the CIFS " forcedirectio" 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: " aac_srb: aac_fib_send failed with status: 8195" . * 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 " Host reset" 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

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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




CVSS Score
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