CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2008:0973 centos3 x86_64

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

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

Summary:
Check for the Version of kernel

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 3

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. 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. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * 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. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) 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 ... 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)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4210
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3275
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-0598
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2136
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2812
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6063
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3525

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-December/015502.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2009-02-27
Modified
2017-07-10
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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