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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 Linux 5. 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-2009:1193-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html
Issue date:        2009-08-04
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-5966 CVE-2009-1385 CVE-2009-1388 
                   CVE-2009-1389 CVE-2009-1895 CVE-2009-2406 
                   CVE-2009-2407 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and several bugs
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, noarch, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

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

Security fixes:

* the possibility of a timeout value overflow was found in the Linux kernel
high-resolution timers functionality, hrtimers. This could allow a local,
unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service
(kernel panic). (CVE-2007-5966, Important)

* a flaw was found in the Intel PRO/1000 network driver in the Linux
kernel. Frames with sizes near the MTU of an interface may be split across
multiple hardware receive descriptors. Receipt of such a frame could leak
through a validation check, leading to a corruption of the length check. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially-crafted packet that
would cause a denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1385,
Important)

* Michael Tokarev reported a flaw in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in
the Linux kernel. This driver allowed interfaces using this driver to
receive frames larger than could be handled, which could lead to a remote
denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1389, Important)

* the ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT and MMAP_PAGE_ZERO flags were not cleared when a
setuid or setgid program was executed. A local, unprivileged user could use
this flaw to bypass the mmap_min_addr protection mechanism and perform a
NULL pointer dereference attack, or bypass the Address Space Layout
Randomization (ASLR) security feature. (CVE-2009-1895, Important)

* Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported two flaws in the Linux kernel eCryptfs
implementation. A local attacker with permissions to perform an eCryptfs
mount could modify the metadata of the files in that eCrypfts mount to
cause a buffer overflow, leading to a denial of service or privilege
escalation. (CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407, Important)

* Konstantin Khlebnikov discovered a race condition in the ptrace
implementation in the Linux kernel. This race condition can occur when the
process tracing and the process being traced participate in a core dump. A
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a deadlock,
resulting in a partial denial of service. (CVE-2009-1388, Moderate)

Bug fixes:

* possible host (dom0) crash when installing a Xen para-virtualized guest
while another para-virtualized guest was rebooting. (BZ#497812)

* no audit record for a directory removal if the directory and its subtree
were recursively watched by an audit rule. (BZ#507561)

* running "echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches" on systems under high memory
load could cause a kernel panic. (BZ#503692)

* on 32-bit systems, core dumps for some multithreaded applications did not
include all thread information. (BZ#505322)

* a stack buffer used by get_event_name() was not large enough for the nul
terminator sprintf() writes. This could lead to an invalid pointer or
kernel panic. (BZ#506906)

* when using the aic94xx driver, a system with SATA drives may not boot due
to a bug in libsas. (BZ#506029)

* incorrect stylus button handling when moving it away then returning it to
the tablet for Wacom Cintiq 21UX and Intuos tablets. (BZ#508275)

* CPU "soft lockup" messages and possibly a system hang on systems with
certain Broadcom network devices and running the Linux kernel from the
kernel-xen package. (BZ#503689)

* on 64-bit PowerPC, getitimer() failed for programs using the ITIMER_REAL
timer and that were also compiled for 64-bit systems (this caused such
programs to abort). (BZ#510018)

* write operations could be blocked even when using O_NONBLOCK. (BZ#510239)

* the "pci=nomsi" option was required for installing and booting Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.2 on systems with VIA VT3364 chipsets. (BZ#507529)

* shutting down, destroying, or migrating Xen guests with large amounts of
memory could cause other guests to be temporarily unresponsive. (BZ#512311)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this
update to take effect.

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/):

453135 - CVE-2007-5966 kernel: non-root can trigger cpu_idle soft lockup
497812 - RH5.3 x64 RC2 reboots while installing a virtual machine
502981 - CVE-2009-1385 kernel: e1000_clean_rx_irq() denial of service
503689 - Call trace thrown up when stressing the network with bw_tcp
503692 - Possible panic when drop_pagecache_sb() and prune_icache() run concurrently.
504263 - CVE-2009-1388 kernel: do_coredump() vs ptrace_start() deadlock
504726 - CVE-2009-1389 kernel: r8169: fix crash when large packets are received
505322 - [Reg][RHEL5.3]  Multi-threaded application dumps a core with wrong thread information
506029 - With Red Hat errata 128.1.6 installed system hangs with SATA drives installed.
506906 - kernel: TPM: get_event_name stack corruption [rhel-5.3.z]
507529 - disable MSI on VIA VT3364 chipsets
507561 - Removal of directory doesn't produce audit record if rule is recursive
508275 - Wacom driver with Intuos tablet does not report button press after a proximity leave/re-enter
510018 - setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, ...) failing in 64bit enviroment
510239 - [5.3]Write operation with O_NONBLOCK flag to TTY terminal is blocked
511171 - CVE-2009-1895 kernel: personality: fix PER_CLEAR_ON_SETID
512311 - A Shut down of a 32GB domU's  freezes other domU's for several seconds
512861 - CVE-2009-2406 kernel: ecryptfs stack overflow in parse_tag_11_packet()
512885 - CVE-2009-2407 kernel: ecryptfs heap overflow in parse_tag_3_packet()

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i386.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i386.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.i686.rpm

ia64:
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ia64.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.noarch.rpm

ppc:
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-kdump-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.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-2007-5966
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1385
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1388
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1389
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1895
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2406
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2407
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

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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