CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2012:0743 centos6

Published: 2012-07-30 10:46:11
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 6

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. This update fixes the following security issues: * A local, unprivileged user could use an integer overflow flaw in drm_mode_dirtyfb_ioctl() to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2012-0044, Important) * A buffer overflow flaw was found in the macvtap device driver, used for creating a bridged network between the guest and the host in KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) environments. A privileged guest user in a KVM guest could use this flaw to crash the host. Note: This issue only affected hosts that have the vhost_net module loaded with the experimental_zcopytx module option enabled (it is not enabled by default), and that also have macvtap configured for at least one guest. (CVE-2012-2119, Important) * When a set user ID (setuid) application is executed, certain personality flags for controlling the application's behavior are cleared (that is, a privileged application will not be affected by those flags). It was found that those flags were not cleared if the application was made privileged via file system capabilities. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to change the behavior of such applications, allowing them to bypass intended restrictions. Note that for default installations, no application shipped by Red Hat for Red Hat Enterprise Linux is made privileged via file system capabilities. (CVE-2012-2123, Important) * It was found that the data_len parameter of the sock_alloc_send_pskb() function in the Linux kernel's networking implementation was not validated before use. A privileged guest user in a KVM guest could use this flaw to crash the host or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the host. (CVE-2012-2136, Important) * A buffer overflow flaw was found in the setup_routing_entry() function in the KVM subsystem of the Linux kernel in the way the Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI) routing entry was handled. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or, possibly, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2012-2137, Important) * A race condition was found in the Linux kernel's memory management subsystem in the way pmd_none_or_clear_bad(), when called with mmap_sem in read mode, and Transparent Huge Pages (THP) page faults interacted. A privileged user in a KVM guest with the ballooning functionality enabled could potentially use this flaw to crash the host. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1179, Moderate) ... 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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