RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0839)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50537

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate 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.

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

This update fixes the following security issues :

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the io_submit_one() function in the Linux kernel asynchronous I/O implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3066, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the xfs_ioc_fsgetxattr() function in the Linux kernel XFS file system implementation. A data structure in xfs_ioc_fsgetxattr() was not initialized properly before being copied to user-space. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-3078, Moderate)

* The exception fixup code for the __futex_atomic_op1,
__futex_atomic_op2, and futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic() macros replaced the LOCK prefix with a NOP instruction. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3086, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the tcf_act_police_dump() function in the Linux kernel network traffic policing implementation. A data structure in tcf_act_police_dump() was not initialized properly before being copied to user-space. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-3477, Moderate)

* A missing upper bound integer check was found in the sys_io_submit() function in the Linux kernel asynchronous I/O implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak.
(CVE-2010-3067, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting CVE-2010-3066, CVE-2010-3086, and CVE-2010-3067, and Dan Rosenberg for reporting CVE-2010-3078.

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these bug fixes 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. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3066

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3067

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3078

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3086

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3477

http://www.nessus.org/u?9cbd95a0

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0839

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50537

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0839.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/11/10

Updated: 2019/09/16

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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-PAE, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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: 2010/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3066, CVE-2010-3067, CVE-2010-3078, CVE-2010-3086, CVE-2010-3477

BID: 42529, 43022, 43353, 44754

RHSA: 2010:0839