Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060493
RHSA-2006:0493: 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 the IPv6 implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and crash) (CVE-2005-2973, important)
* a flaw in the bridge implementation that allowed a remote user to cause forwarding of spoofed packets via poisoning of the forwarding table with already dropped frames (CVE-2005-3272, moderate)
* a flaw in the atm module that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (panic) via certain socket calls (CVE-2005-3359, important)
* a flaw in the NFS client implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (panic) via O_DIRECT writes (CVE-2006-0555, important)
* 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 the keyring implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (OOPS) (CVE-2006-1522, important)
* a flaw in IP routing implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (panic) via a request for a route for a multicast IP (CVE-2006-1525, important)
* a flaw in the SCTP-netfilter implementation that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) (CVE-2006-1527, important)
* a flaw in the sg driver that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) via a dio transfer to memory mapped (mmap) IO space (CVE-2006-1528, important)
* a flaw in the threading implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (panic) (CVE-2006-1855, important)
* two missing LSM hooks that allowed a local user to bypass the LSM by using readv() or writev() (CVE-2006-1856, moderate)
* a flaw in the virtual memory implementation that allowed local user to cause a denial of service (panic) by using the lsof command (CVE-2006-1862, important)
* a directory traversal vulnerability in smbfs that allowed a local user to escape chroot restrictions for an SMB-mounted filesystem via "..\\" sequences (CVE-2006-1864, moderate)
* a flaw in the ECNE chunk handling of SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (panic) (CVE-2006-2271, moderate)
* a flaw in the handling of COOKIE_ECHO and HEARTBEAT control chunks of SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (panic) (CVE-2006-2272, moderate)
* a flaw in the handling of DATA fragments of SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion and crash) (CVE-2006-2274, moderate)
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: 2006-05-24 Last Update Date: 2006-05-24

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:20070026004. 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-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493017. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-doc 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:20070304012 (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 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493015. 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 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493013. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-largesmp-devel 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-largesmp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493011. 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 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp-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:20070304007 (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 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-largesmp 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-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493005. 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-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-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493003. 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 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493019. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-34.0.1.EL is set to boot up on next boot
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060493020. Please see help for possible reasons

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