CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2013:0168)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63670
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated kernel packages that fix three 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 :

* It was found that the Xen hypervisor implementation did not perform range checking on the guest provided values in multiple hypercalls. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to trigger long loops, leading to a denial of service (Xen hypervisor hang). (CVE-2012-5515, Moderate)

* It was found that when running a 32-bit binary that uses a large number of shared libraries, one of the libraries would always be loaded at a predictable address in memory. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. (CVE-2012-1568, Low)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation handled overlapping, fragmented IPv6 packets. A remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to bypass protection mechanisms (such as a firewall or intrusion detection system (IDS)) when sending network packets to a target system. (CVE-2012-4444, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting CVE-2012-5515, and Antonios Atlasis working with Beyond Security's SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program and Loganaden Velvindron of AFRINIC for reporting CVE-2012-4444.

This update also fixes several bugs. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Documentation for these changes will be available shortly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 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 kernel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ca10d7c

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63670

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-0168.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/24/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-4444

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1568, CVE-2012-4444, CVE-2012-5515

BID: 52687, 56798, 56891

RHSA: 2013:0168