CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2009:1438 centos4 i386

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

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

Summary:
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 fixes the following security issues: * the ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT and MMAP_PAGE_ZERO flags were not cleared when a setuid or setgid program was executed. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass the mmap_min_addr protection mechanism and perform a NULL pointer dereference attack, or bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. (CVE-2009-1895, Important) * it was discovered that, when executing a new process, the clear_child_tid pointer in the Linux kernel is not cleared. If this pointer points to a writable portion of the memory of the new program, the kernel could corrupt four bytes of memory, possibly leading to a local denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2848, Important) * Solar Designer reported a missing capability check in the z90crypt driver in the Linux kernel. This missing check could allow a local user with an effective user ID (euid) of 0 to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2009-1883, Moderate) * a flaw was found in the way the do_sigaltstack() function in the Linux kernel copies the stack_t structure to user-space. On 64-bit machines, this flaw could lead to a four-byte information leak. (CVE-2009-2847, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs: * the gcc flag '-fno-delete-null-pointer-checks' was added to the kernel build options. This prevents gcc from optimizing out NULL pointer checks after the first use of a pointer. NULL pointer bugs are often exploited by attackers. Keeping these checks is a safety measure. (BZ#517964) * the Emulex LPFC driver has been updated to version 8.0.16.47, which fixes a memory leak that caused memory allocation failures and system hangs. (BZ#513192) * an error in the MPT Fusion driver makefile caused CSMI ioctls to not work with Serial Attached SCSI devices. (BZ#516184) * this update adds the mmap_min_addr tunable and restriction checks to help prevent unprivileged users from creating new memory mappings below the minimum address. This can help prevent the exploitation of NULL pointer deference bugs. Note that mmap_min_addr is set to zero (disabled) by default for backwards compatibility. (BZ#517904) * time-outs resulted in I/O errors being logged to '/var/log/messages' when running 'mt erase' on tape drives using certain LSI MegaRAID SAS adapters, preventing the command from completing. The megaraid_sas driver's timeout value is now set to t ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Recommendations:
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)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1883
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1895
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2847
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2848

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-September/016165.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2011-08-09
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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