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CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2009:1671 centos4 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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 fixes the following security issues: * a flaw was found in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel. pci_unmap_single() presented a memory leak that could lead to IOMMU space exhaustion and a system crash. An attacker on the local network could trigger this flaw by using jumbo frames for large amounts of network traffic. (CVE-2009-3613, Important) * NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the r128 driver in the Linux kernel. Checks to test if the Concurrent Command Engine state was initialized were missing in private IOCTL functions. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a local denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2009-3620, Important) * an information leak was found in the Linux kernel. On AMD64 systems, 32-bit processes could access and read certain 64-bit registers by temporarily switching themselves to 64-bit mode. (CVE-2009-2910, Moderate) * the unix_stream_connect() function in the Linux kernel did not check if a UNIX domain socket was in the shutdown state. This could lead to a deadlock. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2009-3621, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs: * an iptables rule with the recent module and a hit count value greater than the ip_pkt_list_tot parameter (the default is 20), did not have any effect over packets, as the hit count could not be reached. (BZ#529306) * in environments that use dual-controller storage devices with the cciss driver, Device-Mapper Multipath maps could not be detected and configured, due to the cciss driver not exporting the bus attribute via sysfs. This attribute is now exported. (BZ#529309) * the kernel crashed with a divide error when a certain joystick was attached. (BZ#532027) * a bug in the mptctl_do_mpt_command() function in the mpt driver may have resulted in crashes during boot on i386 systems with certain adapters using the mpt driver, and also running the hugemem kernel. (BZ#533798) * on certain hardware, the igb driver was unable to detect link statuses correctly. This may have caused problems for network bonding, such as failover not occurring. (BZ#534105) * the RHSA-2009:1024 update introduced a regression. After updating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 and rebooting, network links often failed to be brought up for interfaces using the forcedeth driver. 'no link during initialization' messages may have been logg ... 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.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)