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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 A double free vulnerability in the squashfs module could allow a local user to cause a Denial of Service by mounting a crafted squashfs filesystem (CVE-2006-5701).
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2007:047
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Package : kernel
 Date    : February 21, 2007
 Affected: 2007.0
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Problem Description:
 
 Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6
 kernel:
 
 A double free vulnerability in the squashfs module could allow a local
 user to cause a Denial of Service by mounting a crafted squashfs
 filesystem (CVE-2006-5701).
 
 The zlib_inflate function allows local users to cause a crash via a
 malformed filesystem that uses zlib compression that triggers memory
 corruption (CVE-2006-5823).
 
 The key serial number collision avoidance code in the key_alloc_serial
 function in kernels 2.6.9 up to 2.6.20 allows local users to cause a
 crash via vectors thatr trigger a null dereference (CVE-2007-0006).
 
 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:
 
   - New drivers: nozomi, UVC
   - Fixed SiS SATA support for chips on 966/968 bridges
   - Fixed issues in squashfs by updating to 3.2 (#27008)
   - Added support for SiS968 bridgest to the sis190 bridge
   - Fixed JMicron cable detection
   - Added /proc/config.gz support and enabled kexec on x86_64
   - Other minor fixes
 
 To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:
 
   http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:
 
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5701
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5823
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0006
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Updated Packages:
 
 Mandriva Linux 2007.0:
 07df9cceca48092bca1fd65cadf91e69  2007.0/i586/kernel-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 a1dbf1afa75579198166a3f4a74f45d5  2007.0/i586/kernel-doc-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 da3d2669e324068dd7563a29356a6221  2007.0/i586/kernel-enterprise-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 1e1508188ec35415a880978c3c90c7ce  2007.0/i586/kernel-legacy-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 2d0f1e67c091bd9c62cb4f63b9ef7356  2007.0/i586/kernel-source-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 d76607bf4889d5a6d0a3633a84475684  2007.0/i586/kernel-source-stripped-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 d6d3e09457c438b71cb03d3622867019  2007.0/i586/kernel-xen0-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 241b7b83709ec8811fb8b2969ae5bfda  2007.0/i586/kernel-xenU-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm 
 b971ee2fe8d6ddc83765cb2705671e35  2007.0/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64:
 7293720ba20f54c1522263b0d1e58577  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 7a32b034b1452b1d102fed6fca411aa2  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-doc-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 db02f60611db9824215440969b52d2ac  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-source-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 4751c8e5fb383bf08f29f172bc1c11f2  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-source-stripped-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 e467c45bdab2bfc663b0b0a0ab135d84  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-xen0-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 9c00e25c5f5ea6be9d96c4a2139836a6  2007.0/x86_64/kernel-xenU-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm 
 b971ee2fe8d6ddc83765cb2705671e35  2007.0/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.17.11mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 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 pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

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