Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070705
RHSA-2007:0705: kernel security update (Important)  

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.
These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues:
* a flaw in the DRM driver for Intel graphics cards that allowed a local user to access any part of the main memory. To access the DRM functionality a user must have access to the X server which is granted through the graphical login. This also only affected systems with an Intel 965 or later graphic chipset. (CVE-2007-3851, Important)
* a flaw in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems that allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2007-2878, Important)
* a flaw in the connection tracking support for SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a NULL pointer. (CVE-2007-2876, Important)
* flaw in the CIFS filesystem which could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored. This affected CIFS filesystems where the Unix extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important)
* a flaw in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate)
* a flaw in the ISDN CAPI subsystem that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service or potential remote access. Exploitation would require the attacker to be able to send arbitrary frames over the ISDN network to the victim's machine. (CVE-2007-1217, Moderate)
* a flaw in the cpuset support that allowed a local user to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. To exploit this the cpuset filesystem would have to already be mounted. (CVE-2007-2875, Moderate)
* a flaw in the CIFS handling of the mount option "sec=" that didn't enable integrity checking and didn't produce any error message. (CVE-2007-3843, Low)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
Create Date: 2007-09-13 Last Update Date: 2007-09-13

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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 5 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xen-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314024. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-xen-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705019. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xen is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314022. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-xen is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705017. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-kdump-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314020. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-kdump-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705015. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-kdump is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314018. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-kdump is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705013. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-headers is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705011. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-headers is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314016. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314014. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-PAE-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-PAE-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314006. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314012. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-PAE is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-PAE is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314004. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314002. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5 is set to boot up on next boot
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-kdump-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070099012 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5 is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070705021. Please see help for possible reasons

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