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Mandriva: Updated kernel packages fix multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A number of vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel: The udp_v6_get_port function in udp.c, when running IPv6, allows local users to cause a Denial of Service (infinite loop and crash) (CVE-2005-2973).
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2006:040
 Package : kernel
 Date    : February 17, 2006
 Affected: 2006.0
 Problem Description:
 A number of vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux
 2.6 kernel:
 The udp_v6_get_port function in udp.c, when running IPv6, allows local
 users to cause a Denial of Service (infinite loop and crash)
 The mq_open system call in certain situations can decrement a counter
 twice as a result of multiple calls to the mntput function when the
 dentry_open function call fails, allowing a local user to cause a DoS
 (panic) via unspecified attack vectors (CVE-2005-3356).
 The procfs code allows attackers to read sensitive kernel memory via
 unspecified vectors in which a signed value is added to an unsigned
 value (CVE-2005-4605).
 A buffer overflow in sysctl allows local users to cause a DoS and
 possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which causes sysctl
 to write a zero byte outside the buffer (CVE-2005-4618).
 A buffer overflow in the CA-driver for TwinHan DST Frontend/Card allows
 local users to cause a DoS (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code
 by reading more than eight bytes into an eight byte long array
 dm-crypt does not clear a structure before it is freed, which leads to
 a memory disclosure that could allow local users to obtain sensitive
 information about a cryptographic key (CVE-2006-0095).
 Remote attackers can cause a DoS via unknown attack vectors related to
 an "extra dst release when ip_options_echo fails" in icmp.c
 In addition to these security fixes, other fixes have been included
 such as:
 - support for mptsas
 - fix for IPv6 with sis190
 - a problem with the time progressing twice as fast
 - a fix for Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor sample rates
 - a fix for a supermount crash when accessing a supermount-ed CD/DVD
 - a fix for improperly unloading sbp2 module
 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:
 dcc4059bea4a73009da92ed328e8d9e7  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-
 ac45ea6b408ed5030c52ce8314ca9802  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-i586-up-1GB-
 5e35fab46c227cc00c93217b529b10fb  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-i686-up-4GB-
 df4a6406c8a52283a92fcb57d95eac0d  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
 4239a2d8938361b4d29a8e56d8bd6e8a  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-17mdk.i586.rpm
 a4843210cfad80c2e9c38553295d5163  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-stripped-2.6-2.6.12-17mdk.i586.rpm
 5e7d3446ead2d2fc62724a7d85472aab  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xbox-
 8c7982ea467e1c841608627e0ce2264f  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xen0-
 687140c2bc40e7d58d3edef69781caba  2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xenU-
 60f3379dc061180667d38234f6accf18  2006.0/SRPMS/kernel-

 Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
 70a4e16212e197a2c0bd06c9ad6d2862  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-
 56a406cd52927ba8c7fb04054baa4cf4  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
 1650081c68d255b825b493aae30cfaec  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-17mdk.x86_64.rpm
 edb8af2127f83d27e6b14ac1d87180d8  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-stripped-2.6-2.6.12-17mdk.x86_64.rpm
 60f3379dc061180667d38234f6accf18  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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