CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2010:0936 centos4 x86_64

Published: 2012-07-30 12:16:37
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

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Technical Details:
The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes: * A flaw in sctp_packet_config() in the Linux kernel's Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3432, Important) * A missing integer overflow check in snd_ctl_new() in the Linux kernel's sound subsystem could allow a local, unprivileged user on a 32-bit system to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3442, Important) Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting CVE-2010-3442. Bug fixes: * Forward time drift was observed on virtual machines using PM timer-based kernel tick accounting and running on KVM or the Microsoft Hyper-V Server hypervisor. Virtual machines that were booted with the divider=x kernel parameter set to a value greater than 1 and that showed the following in the kernel boot messages were subject to this issue: time.c: Using PM based timekeeping Fine grained accounting for the PM timer is introduced which eliminates this issue. However, this fix uncovered a bug in the Xen hypervisor, possibly causing backward time drift. If this erratum is installed in Xen HVM guests that meet the aforementioned conditions, it is recommended that the host use kernel-xen-2.6.18-194.26.1.el5 or newer, which includes a fix (BZ#641915) for the backward time drift. (BZ#629237) * With multipath enabled, systems would occasionally halt when the do_cciss_request function was used. This was caused by wrongly-generated requests. Additional checks have been added to avoid the aforementioned issue. (BZ#640193) * A Sun X4200 system equipped with a QLogic HBA spontaneously rebooted and logged a Hyper-Transport Sync Flood Error to the system event log. A Maximum Memory Read Byte Count restriction was added to fix this bug. (BZ#640919) * For an active/backup bonding network interface with VLANs on top of it, when a link failed over, it took a minute for the multicast domain to be rejoined. This was caused by the driver not sending any IGMP join packets. The driver now sends IGMP join packets and the multicast domain is rejoined immediately. (BZ#641002) * Replacing a disk and trying to rebuild it afterwards caused the system to panic. When a domain validation request for a hot plugged drive was sent, the mptscsi driver did not validate its existence. This could result in the driver accessing random memory and causing the crash. A check has been added that describes the new ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

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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