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The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
This update addresses the following security issues:
* 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)
* a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple
Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local,
unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important)
* missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could
allow a local user to bypass intended capability restrictions.
* the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear
the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to
obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important)
* a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network
(ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate)
* multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel
network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity,
which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate)
* a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (VFS)
implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file
creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service.
This update also fixes the following bugs:
* the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap()
was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an
NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included
a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the
link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update.
* mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a
pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some
circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this.
* lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered
without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this
spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
to present hig ...
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