Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110017
RHSA-2011:0017: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 kernel security and bug fix update (Important)  

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
This update fixes the following security issues:
* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the igb driver in the Linux kernel. If both the Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) feature and promiscuous mode were enabled on an interface using igb, it could result in a denial of service when a tagged VLAN packet is received on that interface. (CVE-2010-4263, Important)
* A missing sanity check was found in vbd_create() in the Xen hypervisor implementation. As CD-ROM drives are not supported by the blkback back-end driver, attempting to use a virtual CD-ROM drive with blkback could trigger a denial of service (crash) on the host system running the Xen hypervisor. (CVE-2010-4238, Moderate)
* A flaw was found in the Linux kernel execve() system call implementation. A local, unprivileged user could cause large amounts of memory to be allocated but not visible to the OOM (Out of Memory) killer, triggering a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4243, Moderate)
* A flaw was found in fixup_page_fault() in the Xen hypervisor implementation. If a 64-bit para-virtualized guest accessed a certain area of memory, it could cause a denial of service on the host system running the Xen hypervisor. (CVE-2010-4255, Moderate)
* A missing initialization flaw was found in the bfa driver used by Brocade Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service by reading a file in the "/sys/class/fc_host/host#/statistics/" directory. (CVE-2010-4343, Moderate)
* Missing initialization flaws in the Linux kernel could lead to information leaks. (CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3877, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4158, Low)
Red Hat would like to thank Kosuke Tatsukawa for reporting CVE-2010-4263; Vladymyr Denysov for reporting CVE-2010-4238; Brad Spengler for reporting CVE-2010-4243; Dan Rosenberg for reporting CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, and CVE-2010-4158; Vasiliy Kulikov for reporting CVE-2010-3877; and Kees Cook for reporting CVE-2010-4072.
These updated packages also include several hundred bug fixes for and enhancements to the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these changes in this advisory and users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Release Notes for information on the most significant of these changes:
http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.6_Release_Notes/index.html
Refer to the kernel chapter in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Technical Notes for further information:
http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.6_Technical_Notes/kernel.html
All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to install these updated packages, which address these vulnerabilities as well as fixing the bugs and adding the enhancements noted in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Release Notes and Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
Create Date: 2011-01-13 Last Update Date: 2011-01-13

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
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IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.18-238.el5 is set to boot up on next boot
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017026. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel earlier than 0:2.6.18-238.el5 is currently running
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017025. 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 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017023. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-xen is earlier than 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017021. Please see help for possible reasons
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 : 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 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017019. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-kdump is earlier than 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017017. 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 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017015. 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 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017013. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017011. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
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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 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017009. 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 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
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 : kernel-PAE-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : kernel-PAE is earlier than 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017003. 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 0:2.6.18-238.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110017001. 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

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