Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60354
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThese updated kernel packages fix the following security issues :
A flaw was found in the virtual filesystem (VFS). A local unprivileged user could truncate directories to which they had write permission;
this could render the contents of the directory inaccessible.
A flaw was found in the implementation of ptrace. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and possibly cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2007-5500, Important)
A flaw was found in the way the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel handled page faults when a CPU used the NUMA method for accessing memory on Itanium architectures. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service (system panic).
A possible NULL pointer dereference was found in the chrp_show_cpuinfo function when using the PowerPC architecture. This may have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service (crash).
A flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user can get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate)
Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate)
As well, these updated packages fix the following bug :
- when moving volumes that contain multiple segments, and a mirror segment is not the first in the mapping table, running the 'pvmove /dev/[device] /dev/[device]' command caused a kernel panic. A 'kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address [address]' error was logged by syslog.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.