CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2013:1449 centos5

Published: 2013-10-29 10:01:50
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Affected Versions:
kernel on CentOS 5

Technical Details:
The kernel Linux Distribution Packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. * A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled the creation of temporary IPv6 addresses. If the IPv6 privacy extension was enabled (/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/use_tempaddr is set to '2'), an attacker on the local network could disable IPv6 temporary address generation, leading to a potential information disclosure. (CVE-2013-0343, Moderate) * An information leak flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's device mapper subsystem, under certain conditions, interpreted data written to snapshot block devices. An attacker could use this flaw to read data from disk blocks in free space, which are normally inaccessible. (CVE-2013-4299, Moderate) * An off-by-one flaw was found in the way the ANSI CPRNG implementation in the Linux kernel processed non-block size aligned requests. This could lead to random numbers being generated with less bits of entropy than expected when ANSI CPRNG was used. (CVE-2013-4345, Moderate) * An information leak flaw was found in the way Xen hypervisor emulated the OUTS instruction for 64-bit paravirtualized guests. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to leak hypervisor stack memory to the guest. (CVE-2013-4368, Moderate) Red Hat would like to thank Fujitsu for reporting CVE-2013-4299, Stephan Mueller for reporting CVE-2013-4345, and the Xen project for reporting CVE-2013-4368. This update also fixes the following bug: * A bug in the GFS2 code prevented glock work queues from freeing glock-related memory while the glock memory shrinker repeatedly queued a large number of demote requests, for example when performing a simultaneous backup of several live GFS2 volumes with a large file count. As a consequence, the glock work queues became overloaded which resulted in a high CPU usage and the GFS2 file systems being unresponsive for a significant amount of time. A patch has been applied to alleviate this problem by calling the yield() function after scheduling a certain amount of tasks on the glock work queues. The problem can now occur only with extremely high work loads. (BZ#1014714) All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

The remote host is missing an update for the 'kernel' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
CentOS Local Security Checks

Free Vulnerability Scanning, Assessment and Management

Mageni's Platform is packed with all the features you need to scan, assess and manage vulnerabilities like this - it is free, open source, lightning fast, reliable and scalable.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can scan concurrently as many assets as you want. Please note that you must be aware of the hardware requeriments of the platform to ensure a good performance.

No, you can add as many assest as you want. It doesn't matters if you have millions of assets, we won't charge you for that.

No. The software is completely free. We have no intention to charge you to use the software, in fact - it completely goes against our beliefs and business model.

A vulnerability is defined in the ISO 27002 standard as “A weakness of an asset or group of assets that can be exploited by one or more threats” (International Organization for Standardization, 2005)

We generate revenue by providing support and other services for customers that require a subscription so they get guaranteed support and enterprise services. To use Mageni's Platform is completely free, with no limits at all.

Yes. Mageni understands that there are professionals and businesses that need commercial support so Mageni provides an active support subscription with everything needed to run Mageni's Platform reliably and securely. More than software, it's access to security experts, knowledge resources, security updates, and support tools you can't get anywhere else. The subscription includes:

  • Ongoing delivery
    • Patches
    • Bug fixes
    • Updates
    • Upgrades
  • Technical support
    • 24/7 availability
    • Unlimited Incidents
    • Specialty-based routing
    • Multi-Channel
  • Commitments
    • Software certifications
    • Software assurance
    • SLA

No, we don't store the information of your vulnerabilities in our servers.

Vulnerability management is the process in which vulnerabilities in IT are identified and the risks of these vulnerabilities are evaluated. This evaluation leads to correcting the vulnerabilities and removing the risk or a formal risk acceptance by the management of an organization. The term vulnerability management is often confused with vulnerability scanning. Despite the fact both are related, there is an important difference between the two. Vulnerability scanning consists of using a computer program to identify vulnerabilities in networks, computer infrastructure or applications. Vulnerability management is the process surrounding vulnerability scanning, also taking into account other aspects such as risk acceptance, remediation etc. Source: "Implementing a Vulnerability Management Process". SANS Institute.

I am ready to start scanning for vulnerabilities