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Mandrake Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel: A typo in the Linux kernel caused RTA_MAX to be used as an array size instead of RTN_MAX, which lead to an out of bounds access by certain functions (CVE-2007-2172).
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2007:216
 Package : kernel
 Date    : November 13, 2007
 Affected: Corporate 3.0, Multi Network Firewall 2.0
 Problem Description:
 Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux
 2.6 kernel:
 A typo in the Linux kernel caused RTA_MAX to be used as an array size
 instead of RTN_MAX, which lead to an out of bounds access by certain
 functions (CVE-2007-2172).
 The IPv6 protocol allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of
 service via crafted IPv6 type 0 route headers that create network
 amplification between two routers (CVE-2007-2242).
 The random number feature did not properly seed pools when there was
 no entropy, or used an incorrect cast when extracting entropy, which
 could cause the random number generator to provide the same values
 after reboots on systems without an entropy source (CVE-2007-2453).
 A memory leak in the PPPoE socket implementation allowed local users
 to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by creating a
 socket using connect, and releasing it before the PPPIOCGCHAN ioctl
 is initialized (CVE-2007-2525).
 A stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator could
 allow local root users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges
 by setting the default wakeup threshold to a value greater than the
 output pool size (CVE-2007-3105).
 The hugetlb_vmtruncate_list() and hugetlb_vmtruncate() functions in the
 Linux kernel perform certain pio_tree calculations using HPAGE_SIZE
 intead of PAGE_SIZE units, which may allow local users to cause a
 denial of service (panic) via unspecified vectors (CVE-2007-4133).
 To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:

 Updated Packages:
 Corporate 3.0:
 951b74d57e994b4628145efacc37222c  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-
 86de2411fb8c3d140849b8acdb2ddf6e  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-BOOT-
 cdf5a2817b915da2da45f9437ec8d38f  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-doc-2.6.3-37mdk.i586.rpm
 59d21423ef81ff35dddad9001fda3642  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-enterprise-
 9d1434bd62398cf5dcaab7415f147277  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-i686-up-4GB-
 a529c6992a35891bc520d3ad890cbf12  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-p3-smp-64GB-
 3d2a8f68700537c645640f5306ca8960  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-secure-
 be4214847382dc6f0d5643f22ddf8f39  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-smp-
 e2689b9b306664d765d862c0daede5d5  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-source-2.6.3-37mdk.i586.rpm
 008504eda8fed1c67454cd60c027d028  corporate/3.0/i586/kernel-source-stripped-2.6.3-37mdk.i586.rpm 
 b9d3ea705a1bef93599196cc49b82542  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/kernel-

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 8169fd11e477ca0b8632c08a7117917e  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kernel-
 cf8eb0161a4546fa607b0d929a1aa0f4  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kernel-BOOT-
 872f9663d73566764008dd809eec01cf  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kernel-doc-2.6.3-37mdk.x86_64.rpm
 324a6126fae141784d37ee9d9225d89a  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kernel-secure-
 c91f757553e380aafc8188e7639b6f55  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kernel-smp-
 7b7ef3e6dcd36a7148f582c22c62640c  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kernel-source-2.6.3-37mdk.x86_64.rpm
 ff5dbcddb882758fd0f6f74c90b9281a  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kernel-source-stripped-2.6.3-37mdk.x86_64.rpm 
 b9d3ea705a1bef93599196cc49b82542  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/kernel-

 Multi Network Firewall 2.0:
 a5c867fd3c793d8322dc1b126316851f  mnf/2.0/i586/kernel-
 86082110e7d82931a415bfeae71a1d26  mnf/2.0/i586/kernel-i686-up-4GB-
 bb8cd008ed4dce886eef632c2e21fe87  mnf/2.0/i586/kernel-p3-smp-64GB-
 998a08ace2f127df5421122ddb3fa66f  mnf/2.0/i586/kernel-secure-
 14607a9531ab4b2a39ea92290138f2a2  mnf/2.0/i586/kernel-smp- 
 a7036e1a17abe820d86dd900ca4e9736  mnf/2.0/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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