Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091522
RHSA-2009:1522: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate)  

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
This update fixes the following security issues:
* multiple, missing initialization flaws were found in the Linux kernel. Padding data in several core network structures was not initialized properly before being sent to user-space. These flaws could lead to information leaks. (CVE-2005-4881, CVE-2009-3228, Moderate)
This update also fixes the following bugs:
* a packet duplication issue was fixed via the RHSA-2008:0665 update; however, the fix introduced a problem for systems using network bonding: Backup slaves were unable to receive ARP packets. When using network bonding in the "active-backup" mode and with the "arp_validate=3" option, the bonding driver considered such backup slaves as being down (since they were not receiving ARP packets), preventing successful failover to these devices. (BZ#519384)
* due to insufficient memory barriers in the network code, a process sleeping in select() may have missed notifications about new data. In rare cases, this bug may have caused a process to sleep forever. (BZ#519386)
* the driver version number in the ata_piix driver was not changed between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8, even though changes had been made between these releases. This could have prevented the driver from loading on systems that check driver versions, as this driver appeared older than it was. (BZ#519389)
* a bug in nlm_lookup_host() could have led to un-reclaimed locks on file systems, resulting in the umount command failing. This bug could have also prevented NFS services from being relocated correctly in clustered environments. (BZ#519656)
* the data buffer ethtool_get_strings() allocated, for the igb driver, was smaller than the amount of data that was copied in igb_get_strings(), because of a miscalculation in IGB_QUEUE_STATS_LEN, resulting in memory corruption. This bug could have led to a kernel panic. (BZ#522738)
* in some circumstances, write operations to a particular TTY device opened by more than one user (eg, one opened it as /dev/console and the other opened it as /dev/ttyS0) were blocked. If one user opened the TTY terminal without setting the O_NONBLOCK flag, this user's write operations were suspended if the output buffer was full or if a STOP (Ctrl-S) signal was sent. As well, because the O_NONBLOCK flag was not respected, Write operations for user terminals opened with the O_NONBLOCK flag set were also blocked. This update re-implements TTY locks, ensuring O_NONBLOCK works as expected, even if it a STOP signal is sent from another terminal. (BZ#523930)
* a deadlock was found in the cciss driver. In rare cases, this caused an NMI lockup during boot. Messages such as "cciss: controller cciss[x] failed, stopping." and "cciss[x]: controller not responding." may have been displayed on the console. (BZ#525725)
* on 64-bit PowerPC systems, a rollover bug in the ibmveth driver could have caused a kernel panic. In a reported case, this panic occurred on a system with a large uptime and under heavy network load. (BZ#527225)
Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
Create Date: 2009-10-22 Last Update Date: 2009-10-22

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 : 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 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522021. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xenU is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522019. 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 earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522017. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522015. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-largesmp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522013. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522011. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522009. 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-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 : kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522005. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : All of the following are true
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 : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522001. 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 
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL is set to boot up on next boot
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522024. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091522023. Please see help for possible reasons

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