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CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2009:0331 centos4 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

The kernel 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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

kernel on CentOS 4

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

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