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RedHat: Important: kernel security and bug fix update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.0. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
=====================================================================
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kernel security and bug fix update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0009-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise MRG for RHEL-5
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0009.html
Issue date:        2009-01-22
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-0598 CVE-2008-3528 CVE-2008-3831 
                   CVE-2008-4554 CVE-2008-4576 CVE-2008-4618 
                   CVE-2008-5029 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and several bugs
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.0.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

MRG Realtime for RHEL 5 Server - i386, noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

These updated packages address the following security issues:

* Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and
64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare
and run a specially-crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak
uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important)

* Olaf Kirch reported a flaw in the i915 kernel driver that only affects
the Intel G33 series and newer. This flaw could, potentially, lead to local
privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-3831, Important)

* Miklos Szeredi reported a missing check for files opened with O_APPEND in
sys_splice(). This could allow a local, unprivileged user to bypass the
append-only file restrictions. (CVE-2008-4554, Important)

* a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel Stream Control Transmission
Protocol (SCTP) implementation. This could lead to a possible denial of
service if one end of a SCTP connection did not support the AUTH extension.
(CVE-2008-4576, Important)

* Wei Yongjun reported a flaw in the Linux kernel SCTP implementation. In
certain code paths, sctp_sf_violation_paramlen() could be called with a
wrong parameter data type. This could lead to a possible denial of service.
(CVE-2008-4618, Important)

* when fput() was called to close a socket, the __scm_destroy() function in
the Linux kernel could make indirect recursive calls to itself. This could,
potentially, lead to a denial of service issue. (CVE-2008-5029, Important)

* the ext2 and ext3 filesystem code failed to properly handle corrupted
data structures, leading to a possible local denial of service issue when
read or write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-3528, Low)

These updated packages also address numerous bugs, including the following:

* several System on Chip (SoC) audio drivers allocated memory in the
platform device probe function but did not free this memory in the event of
an error. Instead, the memory was freed in the device probe function's
error path. This could result in a 'double free' error. With this update,
errors cause memory to be freed correctly.

* when a check was made to see if the netlink attribute fitted into
available memory, the value returned, "remaining", could become negative
due to alignment in nla_next(). GCC set "remaining" to unsigned when
testing against the sizeof(*nla), however. As a consequence, the test would
always succeed and the function nla_for_each_attr() could, potentially,
access memory outside the received buffer. With this update, sizeof is cast
to an integer, ensuring sizeof(*nla) does a signed test and prevents an
illegal memory de-reference.

* if a user-space process used a SIGIO notification and did not disable it
before closing the file descriptor, a stale pointer was left in the
async_queue of the real-time clock. When a different user-space process
subsequently used a SIGIO notification, the kernel de-referenced this
pointer and crashed. With this updated kernel, SIGIO notifications are
disabled when the file descriptor is closed, preventing this.

* the real-time kernel included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux MRG did not
randomize exec, heap or libc addresses. This update corrects this omission:
exec, heap and libc addresses are now randomized.

Numerous other bug fixes included with this update are noted in the Red Hat
Enterprise MRG 1.0 Real Time Security Update Release Note, available at the
location noted in the References section below.

All Red Hat Enterprise MRG users should install this update which addresses
these vulnerabilities and fixes these bugs.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use the
Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

433938 - CVE-2008-0598 kernel: linux x86_64 ia32 emulation leaks uninitialized data
455095 - event trace syscall on i386 has bogus parameters
459577 - CVE-2008-3528 Linux kernel ext[234] directory corruption denial of service
460102 - kernel: alsa: asoc: fix double free and memory leak in many codec drivers [mrg-1]
461330 - Update realtime kernel's lpfc version to 8.2.0.29
462281 - kernel: netlink: fix overrun in attribute iteration
464502 - CVE-2008-3831 kernel: i915 kernel drm driver arbitrary ioremap
465730 - CVE-2008-4618 kernel: sctp: Fix kernel panic while process protocol violation parameter
465744 - kernel: rtc: fix kernel panic on second use of SIGIO notification
465862 - Warning from rt_mutex code while testing infiniband
466079 - CVE-2008-4576 kernel: sctp: Fix oops when INIT-ACK indicates that peer doesn't support AUTH
466153 - [Broadcom 5.3 feat] Update bnx2 to version 1.7.4+
466341 - RT kernel fails to boot on Intel Canelands processors (16 and 24 cores)
466554 - Update qla2xxx driver with RHEL5.3 + upstream fixes
466557 - Update the e1000e driver with RHEL5.3 and upstream fixes
466558 - Update the tg3 driver with RHEL5.3 and upstream fixes
466707 - CVE-2008-4554 kernel: don't allow splice() to files opened with O_APPEND
467739 - Add amd64_edac driver from IBM
467781 - MRG kernel has the e1000e bug
467783 - SAN Patchset needs merging into MRG
468205 - Turn off building of ocfs2 filesystem module in MRG RT kernel
469186 - [FOCUS] Lockdep fixes cause latency regression
470201 - CVE-2008-5029 kernel: Unix sockets kernel panic

6. Package List:

MRG Realtime for RHEL 5 Server:

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/RHEMRG/SRPMS/kernel-rt-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-rt-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-trace-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-trace-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-vanilla-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-vanilla-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm
kernel-rt-vanilla-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-rt-doc-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-rt-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debug-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-trace-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-trace-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-vanilla-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-vanilla-debuginfo-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm
kernel-rt-vanilla-devel-2.6.24.7-93.el5rt.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0598
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3528
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3831
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4554
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4576
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4618
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5029
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_MRG/

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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