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Red Hat: 2012:1430-01: kernel: Important Advisory Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Extended Update Support. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
=====================================================================
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kernel security and bug fix update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:1430-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1430.html
Issue date:        2012-11-06
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-3412 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and three bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Extended Update Support.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

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

This update fixes the following security issue:

* A flaw was found in the way socket buffers (skb) requiring TSO (TCP
segment offloading) were handled by the sfc driver. If the skb did not fit
within the minimum-size of the transmission queue, the network card could
repeatedly reset itself. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2012-3412, Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Ben Hutchings of Solarflare (tm) for reporting
this issue.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* In the hpet_next_event() function, an interrupt could have occurred
between the read and write of the HPET (High Precision Event Timer) and the
value of HPET_COUNTER was then beyond that being written to the comparator
(HPET_Tn_CMP). Consequently, the timers were overdue for up to several
minutes. Now, a comparison is performed between the value of the counter
and the comparator in the HPET code. If the counter is beyond the
comparator, the "-ETIME" error code is returned, which fixes this bug.
(BZ#855280)

* Traffic to the NFS server could trigger a kernel oops in the
svc_tcp_clear_pages() function. The source code has been modified, and the
kernel oops no longer occurs in this scenario. (BZ#856104)

* A kernel oops occurred in the nf_nat code when a bogus pointer was
dereferenced in the nf_conn_nat structure. Consequently, if Source Network
Address Translation (SNAT) was performed, incorrect information could be
received by other CTS (Clear to Send) signals. A conntrack entry is now
placed in the source hash after SNAT has been completed, which prevents the
described problems. (BZ#865714)

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

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

To install kernel packages manually, use "rpm -ivh [package]". Do not
use "rpm -Uvh" as that will remove the running kernel binaries from
your system. You may use "rpm -e" to remove old kernels after
determining that the new kernel functions properly on your system.

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

844714 - CVE-2012-3412 kernel: sfc: potential remote denial of service through TCP MSS option

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
kernel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-bootwrapper-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-ppc64-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
kernel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-131.35.1.el6.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://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3412.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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