RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2013:1264)
High Nessus Plugin ID 76665
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated kernel-rt packages that fix several security issues and multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.3.
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-rt packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
This update fixes the following security issues :
* A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's iSCSI target subsystem. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted iSCSI request to cause a denial of service on a system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on that system. (CVE-2013-2850, Important)
* A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Performance Events implementation. On systems with certain Intel processors, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service by leveraging the perf subsystem to write into the reserved bits of the OFFCORE_RSP_0 and OFFCORE_RSP_1 model-specific registers.
* An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system by using sendmsg() with an IPv6 socket connected to an IPv4 destination. (CVE-2013-2232, Moderate)
* Two flaws were found in the way the Linux kernel's TCP/IP protocol suite implementation handled IPv6 sockets that used the UDP_CORK option. A local, unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4162, CVE-2013-4163, Moderate)
* A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Chipidea USB driver. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
* Information leak flaws in the Linux kernel could allow a privileged, local user to leak kernel memory to user-space. (CVE-2013-2147, CVE-2013-2164, CVE-2013-2234, CVE-2013-2237, Low)
* Information leak flaws in the Linux kernel could allow a local, unprivileged user to leak kernel memory to user-space. (CVE-2013-2141, CVE-2013-2148, Low)
* A format string flaw was found in the Linux kernel's block layer. A privileged, local user could potentially use this flaw to escalate their privileges to kernel level (ring0). (CVE-2013-2851, Low)
* A format string flaw was found in the b43_do_request_fw() function in the Linux kernel's b43 driver implementation. A local user who is able to specify the 'fwpostfix' b43 module parameter could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-2852, Low)
* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's ftrace and function tracer implementations. A local user who has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-3301, Low)
Red Hat would like to thank Kees Cook for reporting CVE-2013-2850, CVE-2013-2851, and CVE-2013-2852; and Hannes Frederic Sowa for reporting CVE-2013-4162 and CVE-2013-4163.
This update also fixes the following bugs :
* The following drivers have been updated, fixing a number of bugs:
myri10ge, bna, enic, mlx4, bgmac, bcma, cxgb3, cxgb4, qlcnic, r8169, be2net, e100, e1000, e1000e, igb, ixgbe, brcm80211, cpsw, pch_gbe, bfin_mac, bnx2x, bnx2, cnic, tg3, and sfc. (BZ#974138)
* The realtime kernel was not built with the CONFIG_NET_DROP_WATCH kernel configuration option enabled. As such, attempting to run the dropwatch command resulted in the following error :
Unable to find NET_DM family, dropwatch can't work Cleaning up on socket creation error
With this update, the realtime kernel is built with the CONFIG_NET_DROP_WATCH option, allowing dropwatch to work as expected.
Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which upgrade the kernel-rt kernel to version kernel-rt-22.214.171.124-rt37, and correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.