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Red Hat: 2014:0771-01: kernel: Important Advisory Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. 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-2014:0771-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0771.html
Issue date:        2014-06-19
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-6378 CVE-2014-0203 CVE-2014-1737 
                   CVE-2014-1738 CVE-2014-1874 CVE-2014-2039 
                   CVE-2014-3153 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's futex subsystem handled
the requeuing of certain Priority Inheritance (PI) futexes. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the
system. (CVE-2014-3153, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's floppy driver handled user
space provided data in certain error code paths while processing FDRAWCMD
IOCTL commands. A local user with write access to /dev/fdX could use this
flaw to free (using the kfree() function) arbitrary kernel memory.
(CVE-2014-1737, Important)

* It was found that the Linux kernel's floppy driver leaked internal kernel
memory addresses to user space during the processing of the FDRAWCMD IOCTL
command. A local user with write access to /dev/fdX could use this flaw to
obtain information about the kernel heap arrangement. (CVE-2014-1738, Low)

Note: A local user with write access to /dev/fdX could use these two flaws
(CVE-2014-1737 in combination with CVE-2014-1738) to escalate their
privileges on the system.

* It was discovered that the proc_ns_follow_link() function did not
properly return the LAST_BIND value in the last pathname component as is
expected for procfs symbolic links, which could lead to excessive freeing
of memory and consequent slab corruption. A local, unprivileged user could
use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-0203, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled exceptions when
user-space applications attempted to use the linkage stack. On IBM S/390
systems, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the
system. (CVE-2014-2039, Moderate)

* An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the Marvell 8xxx
Libertas WLAN (libertas) driver in the Linux kernel. A local user able to
write to a file that is provided by the libertas driver and located on the
debug file system (debugfs) could use this flaw to crash the system. Note:
The debugfs file system must be mounted locally to exploit this issue.
It is not mounted by default. (CVE-2013-6378, Low)

* A denial of service flaw was discovered in the way the Linux kernel's
SELinux implementation handled files with an empty SELinux security
context. A local user who has the CAP_MAC_ADMIN capability could use this
flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-1874, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Kees Cook of Google for reporting
CVE-2014-3153, Matthew Daley for reporting CVE-2014-1737 and CVE-2014-1738,
and Vladimir Davydov of Parallels for reporting CVE-2014-0203. Google
acknowledges Pinkie Pie as the original reporter of CVE-2014-3153.

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these changes will
be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the
References section.

All kernel users are advised to 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 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/site/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 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1033578 - CVE-2013-6378 Kernel: drivers: libertas: potential oops in debugfs
1062356 - CVE-2014-1874 Kernel: SELinux: local denial-of-service
1067558 - CVE-2014-2039 Kernel: s390: crash due to linkage stack instructions
1094287 - ixgbevf prematurely strips VLAN tags [rhel-6.5.z]
1094299 - CVE-2014-1737 CVE-2014-1738 kernel: block: floppy: privilege escalation via FDRAWCMD floppy ioctl command
1094363 - CVE-2014-0203 kernel: fs: slab corruption due to the invalid last component type during do_filp_open()
1103626 - CVE-2014-3153 kernel: futex: pi futexes requeue issue

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-doc-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-doc-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-doc-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-bootwrapper-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-ppc64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-ppc64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-doc-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

Source:
kernel-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-431.20.3.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-431.20.3.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-2013-6378.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-0203.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1737.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1738.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1874.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-2039.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-3153.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.5_Technical_Notes/kernel.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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