RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2006:0575)

High Nessus Plugin ID 22221

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

This is the fourth regular update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

New features introduced in this update include :

* Device Mapper mirroring support

* IDE diskdump support

* x86, AMD64 and Intel EM64T: Multi-core scheduler support enhancements

* Itanium: perfmon support for Montecito

* much improved support for IBM x460

* AMD PowerNow! patches to support Opteron Rev G

* Vmalloc support > 64MB

The following device drivers have been upgraded to new versions :

ipmi: 33.11 to 33.13 ib_mthca: 0.06 to 0.08 bnx2: 1.4.30 to 1.4.38 bonding: 2.6.1 to 2.6.3 e100: 3.4.8-k2-NAPI to 3.5.10-k2-NAPI e1000:
6.1.16-k3-NAPI to 7.0.33-k2-NAPI sky2: 0.13 to 1.1 tg3: 3.43-rh to 3.52-rh ipw2100: 1.1.0 to git-1.1.4 ipw2200: 1.0.0 to git-1.0.10 3w-9xxx: 2.26.02.001 to 2.26.04.010 ips: 7.10.18 to 7.12.02 iscsi_sfnet: 4:0.1.11-2 to 4:0.1.11-3 lpfc: 0:8.0.16.18 to 0:8.0.16.27 megaraid_sas: 00.00.02.00 to 00.00.02.03-RH1 qla2xxx: 8.01.02-d4 to 8.01.04-d7 qla6312: 8.01.02-d4 to 8.01.04-d7 sata_promise: 1.03 to 1.04 sata_vsc: 1.1 to 1.2 ibmvscsic: 1.5.5 to 1.5.6 ipr: 2.0.11.1 to 2.0.11.2

Added drivers :

dcdbas: 5.6.0-2 sata_mv: 0.6 sata_qstor: 0.05 sata_uli: 0.5 skge: 1.1 stex: 2.9.0.13 pdc_adma: 0.03

This update includes fixes for the security issues :

* a flaw in the USB devio handling of device removal that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-3055, moderate)

* a flaw in the ACL handling of nfsd that allowed a remote user to bypass ACLs for readonly mounted NFS file systems (CVE-2005-3623, moderate)

* a flaw in the netfilter handling that allowed a local user with CAP_NET_ADMIN rights to cause a buffer overflow (CVE-2006-0038, low)

* a flaw in the IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries strnlen_user() function that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) or to retrieve random kernel data (CVE-2006-0456, important)

* a flaw in the keyctl functions that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) or to read sensitive kernel memory (CVE-2006-0457, important)

* a flaw in unaligned accesses handling on Itanium processors that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2006-0742, important)

* a flaw in SELinux ptrace logic that allowed a local user with ptrace permissions to change the tracer SID to a SID of another process (CVE-2006-1052, moderate)

* an info leak on AMD-based x86 and x86_64 systems that allowed a local user to retrieve the floating point exception state of a process run by a different user (CVE-2006-1056, important)

* a flaw in IPv4 packet output handling that allowed a remote user to bypass the zero IP ID countermeasure on systems with a disabled firewall (CVE-2006-1242, low)

* a minor info leak in socket option handling in the network code (CVE-2006-1343, low)

* a flaw in the HB-ACK chunk handling of SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2006-1857, moderate)

* a flaw in the SCTP implementation that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (deadlock) (CVE-2006-2275, moderate)

* a flaw in the socket buffer handling that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (panic) (CVE-2006-2446, important)

* a flaw in the signal handling access checking on PowerPC that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) or read arbitrary kernel memory on 64-bit systems (CVE-2006-2448, important)

* a flaw in the netfilter SCTP module when receiving a chunkless packet that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2006-2934, important)

There were several bug fixes in various parts of the kernel. The ongoing effort to resolve these problems has resulted in a marked improvement in the reliability and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3055

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3623

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-0038

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-0456

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-0457

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-0742

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-1052

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-1056

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-1242

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-1343

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-1857

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2275

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2446

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2448

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2934

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006:0575

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22221

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0575.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/08/14

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-hugemem, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-hugemem-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-largesmp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-largesmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-smp-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3055, CVE-2005-3623, CVE-2006-0038, CVE-2006-0456, CVE-2006-0457, CVE-2006-0742, CVE-2006-1052, CVE-2006-1056, CVE-2006-1242, CVE-2006-1343, CVE-2006-1857, CVE-2006-2275, CVE-2006-2446, CVE-2006-2448, CVE-2006-2934

BID: 16570, 17600

RHSA: 2006:0575

CWE: 119, 189