RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0007)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51500

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 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.

* Buffer overflow in eCryptfs. When /dev/ecryptfs has world-writable permissions (which it does not, by default, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6), a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly escalate their privileges.
(CVE-2010-2492, Important)

* Integer overflow in the RDS protocol implementation could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3865, Important)

* Missing boundary checks in the PPP over L2TP sockets implementation could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-4160, Important)

* NULL pointer dereference in the igb driver. If both Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and promiscuous mode were enabled on an interface using igb, it could result in a denial of service when a tagged VLAN packet is received on that interface. (CVE-2010-4263, Important)

* Missing initialization flaw in the XFS file system implementation, and in the network traffic policing implementation, could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-3078, CVE-2010-3477, Moderate)

* NULL pointer dereference in the Open Sound System compatible sequencer driver could allow a local, unprivileged user with access to /dev/sequencer to cause a denial of service. /dev/sequencer is only accessible to root and users in the audio group by default.
(CVE-2010-3080, Moderate)

* Flaw in the ethtool IOCTL handler could allow a local user to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-3861, Moderate)

* Flaw in bcm_connect() in the Controller Area Network (CAN) Broadcast Manager. On 64-bit systems, writing the socket address may overflow the procname character array. (CVE-2010-3874, Moderate)

* Flaw in the module for monitoring the sockets of INET transport protocols could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3880, Moderate)

* Missing boundary checks in the block layer implementation could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4668, Moderate)

* NULL pointer dereference in the Bluetooth HCI UART driver could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4242, Moderate)

* Flaw in the Linux kernel CPU time clocks implementation for the POSIX clock interface could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4248, Moderate)

* Flaw in the garbage collector for AF_UNIX sockets could allow a local, unprivileged user to trigger a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4249, Moderate)

* Missing upper bound integer check in the AIO implementation could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause an information leak.
(CVE-2010-3067, Low)

* Missing initialization flaws could lead to information leaks.
(CVE-2010-3298, CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4074, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4079, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4082, CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4158, Low)

* Missing initialization flaw in KVM could allow a privileged host user with access to /dev/kvm to cause an information leak.
(CVE-2010-4525, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Andre Osterhues for reporting CVE-2010-2492; Thomas Pollet for reporting CVE-2010-3865; Dan Rosenberg for reporting CVE-2010-4160, CVE-2010-3078, CVE-2010-3874, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-3298, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4074, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4079, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4082, CVE-2010-4083, and CVE-2010-4158; Kosuke Tatsukawa for reporting CVE-2010-4263; Tavis Ormandy for reporting CVE-2010-3080 and CVE-2010-3067; Kees Cook for reporting CVE-2010-3861 and CVE-2010-4072; Nelson Elhage for reporting CVE-2010-3880; Alan Cox for reporting CVE-2010-4242; Vegard Nossum for reporting CVE-2010-4249; Vasiliy Kulikov for reporting CVE-2010-3876;
and Stephan Mueller of atsec information security for reporting CVE-2010-4525.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2492

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-2010-3080

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3298

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

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3861

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3865

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3874

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3876

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3880

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4072

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4073

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4074

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4075

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4077

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4079

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4080

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4081

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4082

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4083

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4158

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4160

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4162

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4163

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4242

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4248

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4249

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4263

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4525

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-4668

http://www.nessus.org/u?056c0c27

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:0007

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51500

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0007.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/12

Updated: 2019/03/26

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-s390x, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2492, CVE-2010-3067, CVE-2010-3078, CVE-2010-3080, CVE-2010-3298, CVE-2010-3477, CVE-2010-3861, CVE-2010-3865, CVE-2010-3874, CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-3880, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4074, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4079, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4082, CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4160, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4248, CVE-2010-4249, CVE-2010-4263, CVE-2010-4525, CVE-2010-4668

BID: 42237, 42529, 43022, 43062, 43226, 43353, 43806, 43809, 43817, 44427, 44549, 44630, 44661, 44665, 44758, 44762, 44793, 45014, 45028, 45037, 45054, 45058, 45059, 45062, 45063, 45073, 45074, 45208, 45660, 45676

RHSA: 2011:0007