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Mandriva: Updated kernel packages fix numerous vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Mandrake Updated package.
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2005:235
 Package : kernel
 Date    : December 21, 2005
 Affected: 2006.0
 Problem Description:
 Multiple vulnerabilities in the Linux 2.6 kernel have been discovered
 and corrected in this update:
 A stack-based buffer overflow in the sendmsg function call in versions
 prior to allow local users to execute arbitrary code by
 calling sendmsg and modifying the message contents in another thread
 The raw_sendmsg function in versions prior to allow local
 users to cause a DoS (change hardware state) or read from arbitrary
 memory via crafted input (CVE-2005-2492).
 The ipt_recent module in versions prior to 2.6.12 does not properly
 perform certain tests when the jiffies value is greater than LONG_MAX,
 which can cause ipt_recent netfilter rules to block too early
 Multiple vulnerabilities in versions prior to allow local
 users to cause a DoS (oops from null dereference) via fput in a 32bit
 ioctl on 64-bit x86 systems or sockfd_put in the 32-bit routing_ioctl
 function on 64-bit systems (CVE-2005-3044).
 Versions 2.6.8 to 2.6.14-rc2 allow local users to cause a DoS (oops)
 via a userspace process that issues a USB Request Block (URB) to a USB
 device and terminates before the URB is finished, which leads to a
 stale pointer reference (CVE-2005-3055).
 drm.c in version 2.6.13 and earlier creates a debug file in sysfs with
 world-readable and world-writable permissions, allowing local users to
 enable DRM debugging and obtain sensitive information (CVE-2005-3179).
 The Orinoco driver in 2.6.13 and earlier does not properly clear memory
 from a previously used packet whose length is increased, allowing
 remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (CVE-2005-3180).
 Kernels 2.6.13 and earlier, when CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled, use an
 incorrect function to free names_cache memory, preventing the memory
 from being tracked by AUDITSYSCALL code and leading to a memory leak
 The VT implementation in version 2.6.12 allows local users to use
 certain IOCTLs on terminals of other users and gain privileges
 A race condition in ip_vs_conn_flush in versions prior to 2.6.13, when
 running on SMP systems, allows local users to cause a DoS (null
 dereference) by causing a connection timer to expire while the
 connection table is being flushed before the appropriate lock is
 acquired (CVE-2005-3274).
 The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities.  All
 users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels.
 To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:

 Updated Packages:
 Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
 a010bd5617177d007f3907e5cb1a7eaf  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-
 ae019c85ae823dd0045759e68e5a415f  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-i586-up-1GB-
 519cffb096c4371fcdba4ea15c7af8ac  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-i686-up-4GB-
 2093641b27dd2917afd50f8daa68100b  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
 d8532d9bc53c3abd28f530ed536ac1b1  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.i586.rpm
 8fbab680135fccd60c7da9533af72d33  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-stripped-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.i586.rpm
 475fc01a6bcd294890ca55b814bd0151  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xbox-
 cdde86f8ae57d9b08f732268e534ef85  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xen0-
 834ddd648671714a008303f5d8be5561  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xenU-
 6bb497c8205003ffc8538e81cdc2e0f9  2006.0/SRPMS/kernel-

 Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
 9fce74d95a1678c5c5217d6b113e08be  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-
 5997517d826bf551567f2f7586f2f2ea  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
 0f57a42ee8ef90cf2f60c8f3cc011f26  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.x86_64.rpm
 26a234853ea00c0e6f29526e023c26e4  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-stripped-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.x86_64.rpm
 6bb497c8205003ffc8538e81cdc2e0f9  x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/kernel-

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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