|Subject:||[RHSA-2008:0787-01] Important: kernel security update|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Jan 2009 02:13:13 -0500|
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ===================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Important: kernel security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0787-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0787.html Issue date: 2009-01-05 CVE Names: CVE-2007-3848 CVE-2006-4538 CVE-2006-4814 CVE-2007-4308 CVE-2007-2172 CVE-2007-6063 CVE-2007-6206 CVE-2007-6151 CVE-2008-0007 CVE-2008-2136 CVE-2008-3275 CVE-2008-3525 CVE-2008-4210 ===================================================================== 1. Summary: Updated kernel packages that fix a number of security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 64-bit architectures. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - ia64 Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64 3. Description: The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues: * a flaw was found in the IPv4 forwarding base that allowed a local, unprivileged user to cause an out-of-bounds access. (CVE-2007-2172, Important) * a flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local, unprivileged user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. Successful exploitation of this flaw depended on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848, Important) * when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2008-0007, Important) * a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important) * missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could allow a local, unprivileged user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * a flaw was found in the way files were written using truncate() or ftruncate(). This could allow a local, unprivileged user to acquire the privileges of a different group and obtain access to sensitive information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a flaw was found in the ELF handling on Itanium-based systems. This triggered a cross-region memory-mapping and allowed a local, unprivileged user to cause a local denial of service. (CVE-2006-4538, Moderate) * a race condition in the mincore system core allowed a local, unprivileged user to cause a local denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate) * a flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local, unprivileged user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) * a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local, unprivileged user could make a root-owned process dump a core file into a user-writable directory, the user could gain read access to that core file, potentially compromising sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) All users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 on 64-bit architectures should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259 5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 250429 - CVE-2007-2172 fib_semantics.c out of bounds access vulnerability 250972 - CVE-2007-3848 Privilege escalation via PR_SET_PDEATHSIG 252309 - CVE-2007-4308 kernel: Missing ioctl() permission checks in aacraid driver 289151 - CVE-2006-4538 kernel: Local DoS with corrupted ELF 306971 - CVE-2006-4814 kernel Race condition in mincore can cause "ps -ef" to hang 392101 - CVE-2007-6063 Linux Kernel isdn_net_setcfg buffer overflow 396861 - CVE-2007-6206 Issue with core dump owner 425111 - CVE-2007-6151 I4L: fix isdn_ioctl memory issue 428961 - CVE-2008-0007 kernel: insufficient range checks in fault handlers with mremap 446031 - CVE-2008-2136 kernel: sit memory leak 457858 - CVE-2008-3275 Linux kernel local filesystem DoS 460401 - CVE-2008-3525 kernel: missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl() 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 : Source: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/ker... ia64: kernel-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm kernel-doc-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm kernel-smp-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm kernel-source-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1: Source: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/ker... ia64: kernel-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm kernel-doc-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm kernel-smp-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm kernel-source-2.4.18-e.67.ia64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3848 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4538 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4814 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4308 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2172 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6063 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6206 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6151 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0007 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2136 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3275 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3525 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4210 http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#im... 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. 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