Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060710
RHSA-2006:0710: 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 IPC shared-memory implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (deadlock) that resulted in freezing the system (CVE-2006-4342, Important)
* an information leak in the copy_from_user() implementation on s390 and s390x platforms that allowed a local user to read arbitrary kernel memory (CVE-2006-5174, Important)
* a flaw in the ATM subsystem affecting systems with installed ATM hardware and configured ATM support that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (panic) by accessing socket buffer memory after it has been freed (CVE-2006-4997, Moderate)
* 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 mprotect system call that allowed enabling write permission for a read-only attachment of shared memory (CVE-2006-2071, Moderate)
* a flaw in the DVD handling of the CDROM driver that could be used together with a custom built USB device to gain root privileges (CVE-2006-2935, Moderate)
In addition to the security issues described above, a bug fix for a clock skew problem (which could lead to unintended keyboard repeat under X11) was also included. The problem only occurred when running the 32-bit x86 kernel on 64-bit dual-core x86_64 hardware.
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 architecture and configurations as listed in this erratum.
Create Date: 2006-10-19 Last Update Date: 2006-10-19

Affected Platforms/Products

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

References

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-BOOT is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710017. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710015. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710013. 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-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 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710011. 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 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-source is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710007. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : 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 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710003. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710001. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL is set to boot up on next boot
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710020. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.4.21-47.0.1.EL is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710019. Please see help for possible reasons

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