CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2012:0007)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57485

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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

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.

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

This update fixes the following security issues :

* A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's XFS file system implementation handled links with overly long path names.
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges by mounting a specially crafted disk. (CVE-2011-4077, Important)

* The fix for CVE-2011-2482 provided by RHSA-2011:1212 introduced a regression: on systems that do not have Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) in Enforcing mode, a socket lock race could occur between sctp_rcv() and sctp_accept(). A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. By default, SELinux runs in Enforcing mode on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. (CVE-2011-4348, Important)

* The proc file system could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain sensitive information or possibly cause integrity issues.
(CVE-2011-1020, Moderate)

* A missing validation flaw was found in the Linux kernel's m_stop() implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3637, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Journaling Block Device (JBD). A local attacker could use this flaw to crash the system by mounting a specially crafted ext3 or ext4 disk. (CVE-2011-4132, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's encode_share_access() implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a denial of service by creating a regular file on an NFSv4 (Network File System version 4) file system via mknod().
(CVE-2011-4324, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's NFS implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-4325, Moderate)

* A missing boundary check was found in the Linux kernel's HFS file system implementation. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges by mounting a specially crafted disk. (CVE-2011-4330, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Kees Cook for reporting CVE-2011-1020, and Clement Lecigne for reporting CVE-2011-4330.

This update also fixes several bugs and adds one enhancement.
Documentation for these changes 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, and fix the bugs and add the enhancement noted in the Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?692b446c

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57485

File Name: centos_RHSA-2012-0007.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/12

Updated: 2019/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-2482, CVE-2011-3637, CVE-2011-4077, CVE-2011-4132, CVE-2011-4324, CVE-2011-4325, CVE-2011-4330, CVE-2011-4348

BID: 46567, 50370, 50663, 50750, 50798

RHSA: 2012:0007