CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2009:0331 centos4 i386

Published: 2011-08-09 06:20:34
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'kernel' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 4

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: * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) * a memory leak was found in keyctl handling. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) * a deficiency was found in the Remote BIOS Update (RBU) driver for Dell systems. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service by reading zero bytes from the image_type or packet_size file in '/sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/'. (CVE-2009-0322, Important) * a deficiency was found in the libATA implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service. Note: by default, '/dev/sg*' devices are accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5700, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs: * when the hypervisor changed a page table entry (pte) mapping from read-only to writable via a make_writable hypercall, accessing the changed page immediately following the change caused a spurious page fault. When trying to install a para-virtualized Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 guest on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 dom0 host, this fault crashed the installer with a kernel backtrace. With this update, the 'spurious' page fault is handled properly. (BZ#483748) * net_rx_action could detect its cpu poll_list as non-empty, but have that same list reduced to empty by the poll_napi path. This resulted in garbage data being returned when net_rx_action calls list_entry, which subsequently resulted in several possible crash conditions. The race condition in the network code which caused this has been fixed. (BZ#475970, BZ#479681 & BZ#480741) * a misplaced memory barrier at unlock_buffer() could lead to a concurrent h_refcounter update which produced a reference counter leak and, later, a double free in ext3_xattr_release_block(). Consequent to the double free, ext3 reported an error ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block [block number] and mounted itself as read-only. With this update, the memory barrier is now placed before the buffer head lock bit, forcing the write order and preventing the double free. (BZ#476533) * when the iptables ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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




CVSS Score
CentOS Local Security Checks

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