Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20071104
RHSA-2007:1104: kernel security and bug fix update (Important)  

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
These updated packages fix the following security issues:
A flaw was found in the handling of IEEE 802.11 frames, which affected several wireless LAN modules. In certain situations, a remote attacker could trigger this flaw by sending a malicious packet over a wireless network, causing a denial of service (kernel crash). (CVE-2007-4997, Important)
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)
Additionally, the following bugs were fixed:
* when running the "ls -la" command on an NFSv4 mount point, incorrect file attributes, and outdated file size and timestamp information were returned. As well, symbolic links may have been displayed as actual files.
* a bug which caused the cmirror write path to appear deadlocked after a successful recovery, which may have caused syncing to hang, has been resolved.
* a kernel panic which occurred when manually configuring LCS interfaces on the IBM S/390 has been resolved.
* when running a 32-bit binary on a 64-bit system, it was possible to mmap page at address 0 without flag MAP_FIXED set. This has been resolved in these updated packages.
* the Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) Watchdog did not increment the NMI interrupt counter in "/proc/interrupts" on systems running an AMD Opteron CPU. This caused systems running NMI Watchdog to restart at regular intervals.
* a bug which caused the diskdump utility to run very slowly on devices using Fusion MPT has been resolved.
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.
Create Date: 2007-12-19 Last Update Date: 2007-12-19

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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 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 : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104023. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL is set to boot up on next boot
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104024. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xenU-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-xenU-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104021. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xenU is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104019. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-xenU 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-devel 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-smp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104017. 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-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-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104015. 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-xenU 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:20070304008 (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 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104013. 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-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-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104011. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-hugemem 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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel 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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem 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:20070304004 (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 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-devel 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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.1.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20071104001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel 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 

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