RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2002:128)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 12306


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


This kernel update is available for Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1.

It includes a fix for an information security bug, various kernel bug fixes, and updated device drivers.

[2002-07-29] This release is a rebuild for adding exported symbols for Veritas.

This kernel fixes an information security bug. When running enterprise kernels previous to version 2.4.9-e.8, information in the Intel SSE XMM registers could 'leak' between processes under certain circumstances.

This update also includes fixes for the following bugs :

- Creation of an Oracle SGA greater than 8 GB on 16 GB or greater machine when using bigpages and shmfs - Sendmail running out of flocks - Unreliable rebooting with the 'reboot=bios' boot option - Potential memory corruption on systems with more than 4 GB - An AIO write deadlock - IOAPIC warnings on one platform - Potentially miscompiled code in xor.h (though kernel engineering research does not indicate that our compiler miscompiles this code)

This kernel also has extra exported symbols removed.

This new kernel also includes several updated device drivers. The aic7xxx_mod driver has been updated to a new version, fixing several bugs, the tg3 driver has also been updated to a new version to fix various bugs, and the qla2300 driver has some small bug fixes and has been updated to work with the QLogic 2340 HBA and PowerVault 660F arrays. Additions to the SCSI LUNs 'white list' have also been made to support more fibre channel arrays.

[2002-07-29] This new kernel is a rebuild for adding exported symbols for Veritas.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 12306

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2002-128.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-BOOT, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-enterprise, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-summit, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2002/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1571

RHSA: 2002:128