Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060101
RHSA-2006:0101: kernel security update (Important)  

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.
These new kernel packages contain fixes for the security issues described below:
- a flaw in network IGMP processing that a allowed a remote user on the local network to cause a denial of service (disabling of multicast reports) if the system is running multicast applications (CVE-2002-2185, moderate)
- a flaw which allowed a local user to write to firmware on read-only opened /dev/cdrom devices (CVE-2004-1190, moderate)
- a flaw in gzip/zlib handling internal to the kernel that may allow a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-2458, low)
- a flaw in procfs handling during unloading of modules that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or potentially gain privileges (CVE-2005-2709, moderate)
- a flaw in the SCSI procfs interface that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-2800, moderate)
- a flaw in 32-bit-compat handling of the TIOCGDEV ioctl that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3044, important)
- a race condition when threads share memory mapping that allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) (CVE-2005-3106, important)
- a flaw when trying to mount a non-hfsplus filesystem using hfsplus that allowed local users to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3109, moderate)
- a minor info leak with the get_thread_area() syscall that allowed a local user to view uninitialized kernel stack data (CVE-2005-3276, low)
- a flaw in mq_open system call that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3356, important)
- a flaw in set_mempolicy that allowed a local user on some 64-bit architectures to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3358, important)
- a flaw in the auto-reap of child processes that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3784, important)
- a flaw in the IPv6 flowlabel code that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3806, important)
- a flaw in network ICMP processing that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) (CVE-2005-3848, important)
- a flaw in file lease time-out handling that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (log file overflow) (CVE-2005-3857, moderate)
- a flaw in network IPv6 xfrm handling that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) (CVE-2005-3858, important)
- a flaw in procfs handling that allowed a local user to read kernel memory (CVE-2005-4605, important)
All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations as listed in this erratum.
Create Date: 2006-01-17 Last Update Date: 2006-01-17

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

References

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Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304025. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-55.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhba:obj:20070304010 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-55.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-smp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101013. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-xenU-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-55.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhba:obj:20070304009 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-55.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101011. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-55.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhba:obj:20070304006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-55.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-55.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhba:obj:20070304005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-55.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-55.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhba:obj:20070304004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-55.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-55.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhba:obj:20070304003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-55.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-55.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhba:obj:20070304002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-55.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL is set to boot up on next boot
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101016. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-22.0.2.EL is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060101015. Please see help for possible reasons

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