CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2011:0162 centos4 i386

Published: 2011-01-31 14:15:14
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/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: * A heap overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Transparent Inter-Process Communication protocol (TIPC) implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3859, Important) * Missing sanity checks were found in gdth_ioctl_alloc() in the gdth driver in the Linux kernel. A local user with access to '/dev/gdth' on a 64-bit system could use these flaws to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-4157, Moderate) * A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Bluetooth HCI UART driver in the Linux kernel. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4242, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's garbage collector for AF_UNIX sockets. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a denial of service (out-of-memory condition). (CVE-2010-4249, Moderate) * Missing initialization flaws were found in the Linux kernel. A local, unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause information leaks. (CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4158, Low) Red Hat would like to thank Alan Cox for reporting CVE-2010-4242, Vegard Nossum for reporting CVE-2010-4249, Vasiliy Kulikov for reporting CVE-2010-3876, Kees Cook for reporting CVE-2010-4072, and Dan Rosenberg for reporting CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4083, and CVE-2010-4158. This update also fixes the following bugs: * A flaw was found in the Linux kernel where, if used in conjunction with another flaw that can result in a kernel Oops, could possibly lead to privilege escalation. It does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 as the sysctl panic_on_oops variable is turned on by default. However, as a preventive measure if the variable is turned off by an administrator, this update addresses the issue. Red Hat would like to thank Nelson Elhage for reporting this vulnerability. (BZ#659568) * On Intel I/O Controller Hub 9 (ICH9) hardware, jumbo frame support is achieved by using page-based sk_buff buffers without any packet split. The entire frame data is copied to the page(s) rather than some to the skb->data area and some to the page(s) when performing a typical packet-split. This caused problems with the filtering code and frames were getting dropped before they were received by list ... 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-2010-3859
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-3876
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4072
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4073
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4075
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4080
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4083
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4157
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4158
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4242
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4249
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-4258

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2011-January/017245.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9
Published
2011-01-31
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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