Red Hat: 2013:0911-01: kernel: Important Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:0911-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0911.html
Issue date:        2013-06-10
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-1935 CVE-2013-1943 CVE-2013-2017 
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1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and
add one enhancement 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.

This update fixes the following security issues:

* A flaw was found in the way KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
initialized a guest's registered pv_eoi (paravirtualized end-of-interrupt)
indication flag when entering the guest. An unprivileged guest user could
potentially use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2013-1935, Important)

* A missing sanity check was found in the kvm_set_memory_region() function
in KVM, allowing a user-space process to register memory regions pointing
to the kernel address space. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw
to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-1943, Important)

* A double free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Virtual Ethernet
Tunnel driver (veth). A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to
crash a target system. (CVE-2013-2017, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank IBM for reporting the CVE-2013-1935 issue and
Atzm WATANABE of Stratosphere Inc. for reporting the CVE-2013-2017 issue.
The CVE-2013-1943 issue was discovered by Michael S. Tsirkin of Red Hat.

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

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues and add this enhancement. 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/):

949981 - CVE-2013-1935 kernel: kvm: pv_eoi guest updates with interrupts disabled
950490 - CVE-2013-1943 kernel: kvm: missing check in kvm_set_memory_region()
957705 - CVE-2013-2017 kernel: veth: double-free flaw in case of congestion

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-bootwrapper-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-ppc64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-ppc64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm

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7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1935.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1943.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-2017.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.4_Technical_Notes/kernel.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
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