Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060437
RHSA-2006:0437: Updated kernel packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 8 (Important)  

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.
This is the eighth regular kernel update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
New features introduced by this update include:
- addition of the adp94xx and dcdbas device drivers - diskdump support on megaraid_sas, qlogic, and swap partitions - support for new hardware via driver and SCSI white-list updates
There were many bug fixes in various parts of the kernel. The ongoing effort to resolve these problems has resulted in a marked improvement in the reliability and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
There were numerous driver updates and security fixes (elaborated below). Other key areas affected by fixes in this update include the networking subsystem, the NFS and autofs4 file systems, the SCSI and USB subsystems, and architecture-specific handling affecting AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T processors.
The following device drivers have been added or upgraded to new versions:
adp94xx -------- 1.0.8 (new) bnx2 ----------- 1.4.38 cciss ---------- 2.4.60.RH1 dcdbas --------- 5.6.0-1 (new) e1000 ---------- 7.0.33-k2 emulex --------- 7.3.6 forcedeth ------ 0.30 ipmi ----------- 35.13 qlogic --------- 7.07.04b6 tg3 ------------ 3.52RH
The following security bugs were fixed in this update:
- a flaw in the USB devio handling of device removal that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3055, moderate)
- a flaw in the exec() handling of multi-threaded tasks using ptrace() that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (hang of a user process) (CVE-2005-3107, low)
- a difference in "sysretq" operation of EM64T (as opposed to Opteron) processors that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) upon return from certain system calls (CVE-2006-0741 and CVE-2006-0744, important)
- a flaw in unaligned accesses handling on Intel Itanium processors that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2006-0742, important)
- an info leak on AMD-based x86 and x86_64 systems that allowed a local user to retrieve the floating point exception state of a process run by a different user (CVE-2006-1056, important)
- a flaw in IPv4 packet output handling that allowed a remote user to bypass the zero IP ID countermeasure on systems with a disabled firewall (CVE-2006-1242, low)
- a minor info leak in socket option handling in the network code (CVE-2006-1343, low)
- a flaw in IPv4 netfilter handling for the unlikely use of SNMP NAT processing that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (crash) or potential memory corruption (CVE-2006-2444, moderate)
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: 2006-07-20 Last Update Date: 2008-03-20

Affected Platforms/Products

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

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:20070026004. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  htdig 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.rhba:obj:20070026002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-largesmp-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:20070304011 (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 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437017. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-BOOT is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.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 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-BOOT is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437015. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.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 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-hugemem-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437013. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-source is earlier than 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.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 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-smp-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437011. 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-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-smp is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel is earlier than 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.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 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437007. 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 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-doc is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437005. 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-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 is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-source is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.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 0:2.4.21-37.0.1.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-source is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL is set to boot up on next boot
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437020. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.EL is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060437019. Please see help for possible reasons

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