Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050043
RHSA-2005:043: kernel security update (Important)  

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.
This advisory includes fixes for several security issues:
iSEC Security Research discovered a VMA handling flaw in the uselib(2) system call of the Linux kernel. A local user could make use of this flaw to gain elevated (root) privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1235 to this issue.
A flaw was discovered where an executable could cause a VMA overlap leading to a crash. A local user could trigger this flaw by creating a carefully crafted a.out binary on 32-bit systems or a carefully crafted ELF binary on Itanium systems. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0003 to this issue.
iSEC Security Research discovered a flaw in the page fault handler code that could lead to local users gaining elevated (root) privileges on multiprocessor machines. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0001 to this issue. A patch that coincidentally fixed this issue was committed to the Update 4 kernel release in December 2004. Therefore Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 kernels provided by RHBA-2004:550 and subsequent updates are not vulnerable to this issue.
A flaw in the system call filtering code in the audit subsystem included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 allowed a local user to cause a crash when auditing was enabled. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1237 to this issue.
Olaf Kirch discovered that the recent security fixes for cmsg_len handling (CAN-2004-1016) broke 32-bit compatibility on 64-bit platforms such as AMD64 and Intel EM64T. A patch to correct this issue is included.
A recent Internet Draft by Fernando Gont recommended that ICMP Source Quench messages be ignored by hosts. A patch to ignore these messages is included.
Note: The kernel-unsupported package contains various drivers and modules that are unsupported and therefore might contain security problems that have not been addressed.
All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations as listed in this erratum.
Create Date: 2005-01-18 Last Update Date: 2005-01-18

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Total : 24
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

References

Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030315001 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
version pattern match ^3[^\d]
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-smp-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-BOOT is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-BOOT is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-BOOT is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-BOOT is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416010 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416010 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416009 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-hugemem-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416009 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-source is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-source is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416008 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-source is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-source is earlier than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416008 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.4.21-27.0.2.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 

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