RedHat: Important: kernel security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated kernel packages that fix a number of security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 32-bit architectures. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kernel security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0001-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0001.html
Issue date:        2009-01-08
CVE Names:         CVE-2006-4814 CVE-2007-2172 CVE-2007-3848 
                   CVE-2007-4308 CVE-2007-6063 CVE-2007-6151 
                   CVE-2007-6206 CVE-2008-0007 CVE-2008-2136 
                   CVE-2008-3275 CVE-2008-3525 CVE-2008-4210 
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1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix a number of security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 32-bit architectures.

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 AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1  - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Description:

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

These updated packages fix the following security issues:

* a flaw was found in the IPv4 forwarding base. This could allow a local,
unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2172,
Important)

* a flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a
local, unprivileged user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process
executed by that user. Successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the
structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848,
Important)

* when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers
registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to
arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-0007, Important)

* a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple
Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local,
unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important)

* missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could
allow a local, unprivileged user to bypass intended capability
restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important)

* a flaw was found in the way files were written using truncate() or
ftruncate(). This could allow a local, unprivileged user to acquire the
privileges of a different group and obtain access to sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-4210, Important)

* a race condition in the mincore system core allowed a local, unprivileged
user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate)

* a flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local,
unprivileged user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise
be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate)

* two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Integrated Services Digital
Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use these flaws
to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate)

* a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local,
unprivileged user could make a root-owned process dump a core file into a
user-writable directory, the user could gain read access to that core file,
potentially compromising sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate)

* a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS)
implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file
creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-3275, Moderate)

All users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 on 32-bit architectures should
upgrade to these updated packages which address these vulnerabilities. For
this update to take effect, the system must be rebooted.

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/):

250429 - CVE-2007-2172 fib_semantics.c out of bounds access vulnerability
250972 - CVE-2007-3848 Privilege escalation via PR_SET_PDEATHSIG
252309 - CVE-2007-4308 kernel: Missing ioctl() permission checks in aacraid driver
306971 - CVE-2006-4814 kernel Race condition in mincore can cause "ps -ef" to hang
392101 - CVE-2007-6063 Linux Kernel isdn_net_setcfg buffer overflow
396861 - CVE-2007-6206 Issue with core dump owner
425111 - CVE-2007-6151 I4L: fix isdn_ioctl memory issue
428961 - CVE-2008-0007 kernel: insufficient range checks in fault handlers with mremap
446031 - CVE-2008-2136 kernel: sit memory leak
457858 - CVE-2008-3275 Linux kernel local filesystem DoS
460401 - CVE-2008-3525 kernel: missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl()
463661 - CVE-2008-4210 kernel: open() call allows setgid bit when user is not in new file's group

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 :

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.9-e.74.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.4.9-e.74.athlon.rpm
kernel-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-BOOT-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-debug-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-doc-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-enterprise-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-e.74.athlon.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-source-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-summit-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.9-e.74.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.4.9-e.74.athlon.rpm
kernel-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-BOOT-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-debug-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-doc-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-headers-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-e.74.athlon.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-source-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.9-e.74.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.4.9-e.74.athlon.rpm
kernel-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-BOOT-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-debug-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-doc-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-enterprise-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.4.9-e.74.i386.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-e.74.athlon.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
kernel-source-2.4.9-e.74.i386.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-2006-4814
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2172
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3848
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4308
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6063
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6151
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6206
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0007
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2136
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3275
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3525
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4210
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/

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