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Mandriva: Updated kernel packages fix security issues Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake The Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and probably other versions, does not properly check feature lengths, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code, related to an unspecified overflow. (CVE-2008-2358)
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2008:112
 Package : kernel
 Date    : June 12, 2008
 Affected: 2007.1
 Problem Description:
 Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux
 2.6 kernel:
 The Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) subsystem in the
 Linux kernel 2.6.18, and probably other versions, does not properly
 check feature lengths, which might allow remote attackers to execute
 arbitrary code, related to an unspecified overflow. (CVE-2008-2358)
 VFS in the Linux kernel before, and 2.6.23.x before, performs tests of access mode by using the flag variable
 instead of the acc_mode variable, which might allow local users to
 bypass intended permissions and remove directories. (CVE-2008-0001)
 Linux kernel before, when using certain drivers that register
 a fault handler that does not perform range checks, allows local users
 to access kernel memory via an out-of-range offset. (CVE-2008-0007)
 Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c
 in the Linux kernel before allows local users to execute
 arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic) via a large
 relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from
 third party information. (CVE-2007-5966)
 The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11
 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some
 rare circumstances related to tmpfs, which might allow local
 users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service
 (crash). (CVE-2007-6417)
 The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c in Linux kernel 2.6.23
 allows local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl
 struct in which iocts is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer
 overflow. (CVE-2007-6151)
 The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x
 up to 2.6.24-rc3, and possibly other versions, does not change the
 UID of a core dump file if it exists before a root process creates
 a core dump in the same location, which might allow local users to
 obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206)
 Buffer overflow in the isdn_net_setcfg function in isdn_net.c in
 Linux kernel 2.6.23 allows local users to have an unknown impact via
 a crafted argument to the isdn_ioctl function. (CVE-2007-6063)
 The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel before
 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state value, which
 allows local users to cause a denial of service (machine crash) via
 unspecified vectors. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from
 third party information. (CVE-2007-5500)
 The minix filesystem code in Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.24,
 including 2.6.18, allows local users to cause a denial of service
 (hang) via a malformed minix file stream that triggers an infinite
 loop in the minix_bmap function. NOTE: this issue might be due to an
 integer overflow or signedness error. (CVE-2006-6058)
 To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:

 Updated Packages:
 Mandriva Linux 2007.1:
 31edb4c2c746e6b51fa98d7bdf51f2ed  2007.1/i586/kernel-
 7e3acf3b9f128dc1be39bbbbbaa27d7f  2007.1/i586/kernel-doc-
 5880353afa5f7b9493abb6a42d6c6ee2  2007.1/i586/kernel-doc-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm
 264a1781a9d0351b94a143306c0dccaa  2007.1/i586/kernel-enterprise-
 3840c5e20304a9d2c438c53df20afb82  2007.1/i586/kernel-enterprise-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm
 03a9a3ab0c64a10919cde6adb3a01ceb  2007.1/i586/kernel-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm
 6ec7cda18c635f1f496a9472c0115cd5  2007.1/i586/kernel-legacy-
 355391f8fc33fbdc969dbb8e4c8fa278  2007.1/i586/kernel-legacy-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm
 8b2e54974ec2e4a14d6d70e94390aadf  2007.1/i586/kernel-source-
 0ee248209d3c83881258e3a18647db2c  2007.1/i586/kernel-source-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm
 09571ded61e4c8392b45f5807e66c626  2007.1/i586/kernel-source-stripped-
 b1fb78ffc15b92c7e7e67d57ead0dfc9  2007.1/i586/kernel-source-stripped-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm
 4cbf6ebc1a149c3b1c50e1f0624d9092  2007.1/i586/kernel-xen0-
 d562ce9567cd81ccc617b9549e24028c  2007.1/i586/kernel-xen0-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm
 f18a7b958d2d9450d6a57adf2898dff4  2007.1/i586/kernel-xenU-
 d5f8e804baceac664bcdad874ad33e57  2007.1/i586/kernel-xenU-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.i586.rpm 
 07f16c8f062dad8b8fd55be52678058a  2007.1/SRPMS/kernel-

 Mandriva Linux 2007.1/X86_64:
 ac5b2564d8bb689c2bdd36ee2f3997d2  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-
 0f34bf1823108a0c17c26b6463ac43d6  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-doc-
 ee8c9ae5d0d46f9ecfc8966b3ecf544e  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-doc-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.x86_64.rpm
 fcdc4acef2b05efd137431ae98dc2392  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.x86_64.rpm
 78d63a1c779ada7afc0dbd65b1ab504b  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-source-
 7515321b614d1cc47350d9091a22290a  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-source-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.x86_64.rpm
 ca5046e562138839160d2abf37afd21c  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-source-stripped-
 5aece58cf818ea5ec3ec4d332a88d0e9  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-source-stripped-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.x86_64.rpm
 dc8fa89caf72cffada9c736e15920fe4  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-xen0-
 bc706f7491e069381e57cab88150aadd  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-xen0-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.x86_64.rpm
 7cee791f9afffabd43132e767049a335  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-xenU-
 900df99055f5e03b96e856845ffa00d6  2007.1/x86_64/kernel-xenU-latest-2.6.17-19mdv.x86_64.rpm 
 07f16c8f062dad8b8fd55be52678058a  2007.1/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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