Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080972
RHSA-2008:0972: kernel security and bug fix update (Important)  

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
* a flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Direct-IO implementation. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716, Important)
* when running ptrace in 31-bit mode on an IBM S/390 or IBM System z kernel, a local unprivileged user could cause a denial of service by reading from or writing into a padding area in the user_regs_struct32 structure. (CVE-2008-1514, Important)
* the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important)
* Tobias Klein reported a missing check in the Linux kernel's Open Sound System (OSS) implementation. This deficiency could have led to an information leak. (CVE-2008-3272, Moderate)
* a potential denial of service attack was discovered in the Linux kernel's PWC USB video driver. A local unprivileged user could have used this flaw to bring the kernel USB subsystem into the busy-waiting state. (CVE-2007-5093, Low)
* the ext2 and ext3 file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures, leading to a possible local denial of service issue when read or write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-3528, Low)
In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs:
* when using the CIFS "forcedirectio" option, appending to an open file on a CIFS share resulted in that file being overwritten with the data to be appended.
* a kernel panic occurred when a device with PCI ID 8086:10c8 was present on a system with a loaded ixgbe driver.
* due to an aacraid driver regression, the kernel failed to boot when trying to load the aacraid driver and printed the following error message: "aac_srb: aac_fib_send failed with status: 8195".
* due to an mpt driver regression, when RAID 1 was configured on Primergy systems with an LSI SCSI IME 53C1020/1030 controller, the kernel panicked during boot.
* the mpt driver produced a large number of extraneous debugging messages when performing a "Host reset" operation.
* due to a regression in the sym driver, the kernel panicked when a SCSI hot swap was performed using MCP18 hardware.
* all cores on a multi-core system now scale their frequencies in accordance with the policy set by the system's CPU frequency governor.
* the netdump subsystem suffered from several stability issues. These are addressed in this updated kernel.
* under certain conditions, the ext3 file system reported a negative count of used blocks.
* reading /proc/self/mem incorrectly returned "Invalid argument" instead of "input/output error" due to a regression.
* under certain conditions, the kernel panicked when a USB device was removed while the system was busy accessing the device.
* a race condition in the kernel could have led to a kernel crash during the creation of a new process.
All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
Create Date: 2008-11-19 Last Update Date: 2008-11-19

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 : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001. 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-xenU-devel 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.rhsa:obj:20070488006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-xenU-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-xenU-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070488006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xenU is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-xenU 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.rhsa:obj:20070488005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-xenU is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-xenU is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070488005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.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
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-smp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20050092006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.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 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689011. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-largesmp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-largesmp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-largesmp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20060132006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-largesmp is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689013. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20060132005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20050092008 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689015. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.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 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689017. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689019. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030416007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20050092003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
Linux : RPM Test :  kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.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 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : kernel is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689003. Please see help for possible reasons

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