Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2009:135)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6
kernel :

The selinux_ip_postroute_iptables_compat function in
security/selinux/hooks.c in the SELinux subsystem in the Linux kernel
before, and 2.6.28.x before, when compat_net is
enabled, omits calls to avc_has_perm for the (1) node and (2) port,
which allows local users to bypass intended restrictions on network
traffic. NOTE: this was incorrectly reported as an issue fixed in (CVE-2009-1184)

The exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before
2.6.30-rc1 does not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability
is held, which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a
process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and
then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application.

The (1) agp_generic_alloc_page and (2) agp_generic_alloc_pages
functions in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the agp subsystem in the
Linux kernel before 2.6.30-rc3 do not zero out pages that may later be
available to a user-space process, which allows local users to obtain
sensitive information by reading these pages. (CVE-2009-1192)

The ABI in the Linux kernel 2.6.28 and earlier on s390, powerpc,
sparc64, and mips 64-bit platforms requires that a 32-bit argument in
a 64-bit register was properly sign extended when sent from a
user-mode application, but cannot verify this, which allows local
users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly gain privileges
via a crafted system call. (CVE-2009-0029)

The __inet6_check_established function in net/ipv6/inet6_hashtables.c
in the Linux kernel before 2.6.29, when Network Namespace Support (aka
NET_NS) is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via vectors
involving IPv6 packets. (CVE-20090-1360)

The inode double locking code in fs/ocfs2/file.c in the Linux kernel
2.6.30 before 2.6.30-rc3, 2.6.27 before, 2.6.29 before, and possibly other versions down to 2.6.19 allows local
users to cause a denial of service (prevention of file creation and
removal) via a series of splice system calls that trigger a deadlock
between the generic_file_splice_write, splice_from_pipe, and
ocfs2_file_splice_write functions. (CVE-2009-1961)

Integer underflow in the e1000_clean_rx_irq function in
drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in the Linux kernel
before 2.6.30-rc8, the e1000e driver in the Linux kernel, and Intel
Wired Ethernet (aka e1000) before 7.5.5 allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (panic) via a crafted frame size.

The nfs_permission function in fs/nfs/dir.c in the NFS client
implementation in the Linux kernel and earlier, when
atomic_open is available, does not check execute (aka EXEC or
MAY_EXEC) permission bits, which allows local users to bypass
permissions and execute files, as demonstrated by files on an NFSv4
fileserver. (CVE-2009-1630)

Additionally, the kernel package was updated to the Linux upstream
stable version

To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39444 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-135.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34405

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0029

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