CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2012:1323 centos5

Published: 2012-10-05 04:13:26
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 5

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 flaw was found in the way socket buffers (skb) requiring TSO (TCP segment offloading) were handled by the sfc driver. If the skb did not fit within the minimum-size of the transmission queue, the network card could repeatedly reset itself. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3412, Important) * A use-after-free flaw was found in the xacct_add_tsk() function in the Linux kernel's taskstats subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak or a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3510, Moderate) * A buffer overflow flaw was found in the hfs_bnode_read() function in the HFS Plus (HFS+) file system implementation in the Linux kernel. A local user able to mount a specially-crafted HFS+ file system image could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2012-2319, Low) * A flaw was found in the way the msg_namelen variable in the rds_recvmsg() function of the Linux kernel's Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation was initialized. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to leak kernel stack memory to user-space. (CVE-2012-3430, Low) Red Hat would like to thank Ben Hutchings of Solarflare (tm) for reporting CVE-2012-3412, and Alexander Peslyak for reporting CVE-2012-3510. The CVE-2012-3430 issue was discovered by the Red Hat InfiniBand team. This update also fixes the following bugs: * The cpuid_whitelist() function, masking the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep (EST) flag from all guests, prevented the 'cpuspeed' service from working in the privileged Xen domain (dom0). CPU scaling was therefore not possible. With this update, cpuid_whitelist() is aware whether the domain executing CPUID is privileged or not, and enables the EST flag for dom0. (BZ#846125) * If a delayed-allocation write was performed before quota was enabled, the kernel displayed the following warning message: WARNING: at fs/quota/dquot.c:988 dquot_claim_space+0x77/0x112() This was because information about the delayed allocation was not recorded in the quota structure. With this update, writes prior to enabling quota are properly accounted for, and the message is not displayed. (BZ#847326) * In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, the DSCP (Differentiated Services Code Point) netfilter module now supports mangling of the DSCP field. (BZ#847327) * Some subsys ... 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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