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Mandriva: Updated kernel packages fix multiple vulnerabilities and bugs Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel.
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2007:002
 Package : kernel
 Date    : January 2, 2007
 Affected: 2007.0
 Problem Description:
 Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6

 The Linux kernel does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a
 context switch, or reset the flags when creating new threads, which
 could allow a local user to cause a Denial of Service (process crash)

 The seqfile handling in the 2.6 kernel up to 2.6.18 allows local users
 to cause a DoS (hang or oops) via unspecified manipulations that
 trigger an infinite loop while searching for flowlabels

 An integer overflow in the 2.6 kernel prior to could allow a
 local user to execute arbitrary code via a large maxnum value in an
 ioctl request (CVE-2006-5751).

 A race condition in the ISO9660 filesystem handling could allow a local
 user to cause a DoS (infinite loop) by mounting a crafted ISO9660
 filesystem containing malformed data structures (CVE-2006-5757).

 A vulnerability in the bluetooth support could allow for overwriting
 internal CMTP and CAPI data structures via malformed packets

 The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities.  All
 users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels immediately
 and reboot to effect the fixes.

 In addition to these security fixes, other fixes have been included
 such as:

 - added the marvell IDE driver - use a specific driver Jmicron chipsets
 rather than using a generic one - updated the sky2 driver to fix some
 network hang issues

 To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:

 Updated Packages:
 Mandriva Linux 2007.0:
 7eba457234782c9f83c47cd26be3de80  2007.0/i586/kernel-
 80f104e8ff3081e7e868e3482f50fd81  2007.0/i586/kernel-enterprise-
 72964c8645531460b742f9e54d118488  2007.0/i586/kernel-legacy-
 bc52255a4290284600dfc0e97e5797cd  2007.0/i586/kernel-source-
 fbfc24233bf616eab08b247194210fe7  2007.0/i586/kernel-source-stripped-
 e30ec4041c80756ab8e004b6335337cd  2007.0/i586/kernel-xen0-
 4da4e24805a2a2301bf7f97f6e0fb974  2007.0/i586/kernel-xenU- 
 0cb62354da7ae0bd1dd6b851bedd9496  2007.0/SRPMS/kernel-

 Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64:
 c2aca75ee9ca338eb178e51fec0867fc  2007.0/x86_64/evince-0.6.0-1.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 d4c8250e75b57b227b308e2a975ae13c  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-
 3cb5a059bc3d352da95fb285f2c31f80  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-source-
 9ff265225b8624a083058b5ec16174c2  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-source-stripped-
 23ba072d883bac51179e42df654aba79  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-xen0-
 268ac512e41476f1e0df9d94299c317b  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-xenU- 
 0cb62354da7ae0bd1dd6b851bedd9496  2007.0/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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