CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2010:0147 centos5 i386

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

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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 5

Technical Details:
The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes: * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the sctp_rcv_ootb() function in the Linux kernel Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted SCTP packet to a target system, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0008, Important) * a missing boundary check was found in the do_move_pages() function in the memory migration functionality in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to cause a local denial of service or an information leak. (CVE-2010-0415, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the ip6_dst_lookup_tail() function in the Linux kernel. An attacker on the local network could trigger this flaw by sending IPv6 traffic to a target system, leading to a system crash (kernel OOPS) if dst->neighbour is NULL on the target system when receiving an IPv6 packet. (CVE-2010-0437, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the ext4 file system code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this flaw to trigger a local denial of service by mounting a specially-crafted, journal-less ext4 file system, if that file system forced an EROFS error. (CVE-2009-4308, Moderate) * an information leak was found in the print_fatal_signal() implementation in the Linux kernel. When '/proc/sys/kernel/print-fatal-signals' is set to 1 (the default value is 0), memory that is reachable by the kernel could be leaked to user-space. This issue could also result in a system crash. Note that this flaw only affected the i386 architecture. (CVE-2010-0003, Moderate) * missing capability checks were found in the ebtables implementation, used for creating an Ethernet bridge firewall. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to bypass intended capability restrictions and modify ebtables rules. (CVE-2010-0007, Low) Bug fixes: * a bug prevented Wake on LAN (WoL) being enabled on certain Intel hardware. (BZ#543449) * a race issue in the Journaling Block Device. (BZ#553132) * programs compiled on x86, and that also call sched_rr_get_interval(), were silently corrupted when run on 64-bit systems. (BZ#557684) * the RHSA-2010:0019 update introduced a regression, preventing WoL from working for network devices using the e1000e driver. (BZ#559335) * adding a bonding interface in mode balance-alb to a bridge was not functional. (BZ#560588) * some KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) guests ... 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-2009-4308
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0003
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0007
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0008
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0415
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0437

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-March/016579.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2011-08-09
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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