Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070993
RHSA-2007:0993: 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 memory leak was found in the Red Hat Content Accelerator kernel patch. A local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2007-5494, Important)
A flaw was found in the handling of IEEE 802.11 frames affecting several wireless LAN modules. In certain circumstances, a remote attacker could trigger this flaw by sending a malicious packet over a wireless network and cause a denial of service (kernel crash). (CVE-2007-4997, Important).
A flaw was found in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user who had the ability to read the /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc file could see portions of kernel memory. (CVE-2007-4571, Moderate).
In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes preventing possible memory corruption, system crashes, SCSI I/O fails, networking drivers performance regression and journaling block device layer issue were also included.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
Red Hat would like to credit Vasily Averin, Chris Evans, and Neil Kettle for reporting the security issues corrected by this update.
Create Date: 2007-11-29 Last Update Date: 2008-03-20

Affected Platforms/Products

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

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: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 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 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993021. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xen-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993023. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-kdump-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993019. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-kdump is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993017. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
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 : kernel-headers is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993015. 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 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-debug-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070993007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-debug-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070993006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:0.8.7-3.el5 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
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-debug is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314008. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-debug is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-debug is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070993004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-debug-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314010. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-debug-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-debug is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070993005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:0.8.7-3.el5 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-PAE-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993005. 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-PAE is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993003. 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 signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314002. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993025. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 is set to boot up on next boot
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-kdump-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.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 0:2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 

Quick Help

Unknown Tests
There is a hardcoded maximum limit for number of tests displayed for a definition. For a small number of oval definitions, about ~1% of all, hundreds of test have been defined. This causes the pages to grow in size, exceed even 1mb, and they are unsuitable for display in a web page. So they are not displayed.Please refer to the xml definition files if you really want to view them.
evr_string datatype
Represents epoch, version, and release number as a single version string
Other Help Topics
Data Types
What is an Object?
What is a State?
What is a Test?
Other Help Topics
Regular Expression Patterns
Some object or state definitions are defined as regular expression patterns, you should interpret the regexp pattern while evaluating them.

OVAL Definitions By Referenced Objects

How does it work?   User agreement and privacy statement   About & Contact
CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritive source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritive source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritive source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Warning: This site and all data are provided as is. It is not guaranteed that all information is accurate and complete. Use any information provided on this site at your own risk. By using this site you accept that you know that these data are provided as is and not guaranteed to be accurate, correct or complete. All trademarks appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners in the US or other countries. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss. PLEASE SEE nvd.nist.gov and oval.mitre.org for more details about OVAL language and definitions.
The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor/web site owner/maintainer be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.
Use of OVAL and all related data is subject to terms of use defined by Mitre at http://oval.mitre.org/oval/about/termsofuse.html