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Security Advisory Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 1

Advisory: RHSA-2005:420-24
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-06-08
Last updated on: 2005-08-09
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-0136
CVE-2005-0209
CVE-2005-0937
CVE-2005-1264
CVE-2005-3107

Details

Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support
and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4. This is the
first regular update.

[Updated 9 August 2005]
The advisory text has been updated to show that this update also contained
fixes for the security issues named CAN-2005-0209 and CAN-2005-0937. No
changes have been made to the packages associated with this advisory.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

This is the first regular kernel update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

A flaw affecting the auditing code was discovered. On Itanium
architectures a local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
(crash). This issue is rated as having important security impact
(CAN-2005-0136).

A flaw was discovered in the servicing of a raw device ioctl. A local user
who has access to raw devices could use this flaw to write to kernel memory
and cause a denial of service or potentially gain privileges. This issue
is rated as having moderate security impact (CAN-2005-1264).

A flaw in fragment forwarding was discovered that affected the netfilter
subsystem for certain network interface cards. A remote attacker could send
a set of bad fragments and cause a denial of service (system crash). Acenic
and SunGEM network interfaces were the only adapters affected, which are in
widespread use. (CAN-2005-0209)

A flaw in the futex functions was discovered affecting the Linux 2.6
kernel. A local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CAN-2005-0937)

New features introduced by this update include:
- Fixed TCP BIC congestion handling.
- Diskdump support for more controllers (megaraid, SATA)
- Device mapper multipath support
- AMD64 dual core support.
- Intel ICH7 hardware support.

There were many bug fixes in various parts of the kernel. The ongoing
effort to resolve these problems has resulted in a marked improvement
in the reliability and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The following device drivers have been upgraded to new versions:
ata_piix -------- 1.03
bonding --------- 2.6.1
e1000 ----------- 5.6.10.1-k2-NAPI
e100 ------------ 3.3.6-k2-NAPI
ibmveth --------- 1.03
libata ---------- 1.02 to 1.10
lpfc ------------ 0:8.0.16 to 0:8.0.16.6_x2
megaraid_mbox --- 2.20.4.0 to 2.20.4.5
megaraid_mm ----- 2.20.2.0-rh1 to 2.20.2.5
sata_nv --------- 0.03 to 0.6
sata_promise ---- 1.00 to 1.01
sata_sil -------- 0.8
sata_sis -------- 0.5
sata_svw -------- 1.05
sata_sx4 -------- 0.7
sata_via -------- 1.0
sata_vsc -------- 1.0
tg3 ------------- 3.22-rh
ipw2100 --------- 1.0.3
ipw2200 --------- 1.0.0

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade their
kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures
and configurations as listed in this erratum.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 708e5239dd9d9a9a425d0f5d77489806
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 8cd6de3e57442035516b60f12911e067
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: ecc10b63ecd7c909e0272eb86f2d21c0
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 0a3ca2d16911ce2f882b16d00b459683
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 2938d82720a88684d78735307c154d7b
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 84082bb98ce1d8131e67622e9584d209
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 23a494cfcc0161ab8504e3200a3ee5a0
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 160141d384ecd5b072a0476b6dd07973
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 805b6de472bbe54f74028c823fd82d78
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: eedc9ef7106687b1177a688371c004c2
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 35606ad7ab97e97d6f1a88776b6d389c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 708e5239dd9d9a9a425d0f5d77489806
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 8cd6de3e57442035516b60f12911e067
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: ecc10b63ecd7c909e0272eb86f2d21c0
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 0a3ca2d16911ce2f882b16d00b459683
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 2938d82720a88684d78735307c154d7b
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 84082bb98ce1d8131e67622e9584d209
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 23a494cfcc0161ab8504e3200a3ee5a0
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 2892022024e23e29b1c1da1100c0ef8b
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a51565dfad63ff5ff980e9ceb30e51cd
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
 
PPC:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 8dcdc040cbd00928243a20775d5123d6
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a0e9ca3943927b5cff3b6f238d4ff5d0
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 1cf5c458b3ecc950277ea59d8f0400c9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: e92a1ba8d256a695153d87e9e8ba0ad6
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
 
s390:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: c91ca50ecb980e3abbead7c520e9569d
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: c3520b5d55fa1102c2100d56173aecc5
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
 
s390x:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: ecf96ac8781675ec8678a73423e3dab9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 1ca331b341899002794c77de16f17104
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 160141d384ecd5b072a0476b6dd07973
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 805b6de472bbe54f74028c823fd82d78
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: eedc9ef7106687b1177a688371c004c2
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 35606ad7ab97e97d6f1a88776b6d389c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 708e5239dd9d9a9a425d0f5d77489806
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 8cd6de3e57442035516b60f12911e067
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: ecc10b63ecd7c909e0272eb86f2d21c0
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 0a3ca2d16911ce2f882b16d00b459683
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 2938d82720a88684d78735307c154d7b
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 84082bb98ce1d8131e67622e9584d209
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 23a494cfcc0161ab8504e3200a3ee5a0
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 2892022024e23e29b1c1da1100c0ef8b
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a51565dfad63ff5ff980e9ceb30e51cd
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 160141d384ecd5b072a0476b6dd07973
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 805b6de472bbe54f74028c823fd82d78
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: eedc9ef7106687b1177a688371c004c2
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 35606ad7ab97e97d6f1a88776b6d389c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 708e5239dd9d9a9a425d0f5d77489806
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 8cd6de3e57442035516b60f12911e067
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: ecc10b63ecd7c909e0272eb86f2d21c0
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 0a3ca2d16911ce2f882b16d00b459683
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 2938d82720a88684d78735307c154d7b
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 84082bb98ce1d8131e67622e9584d209
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 23a494cfcc0161ab8504e3200a3ee5a0
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 2892022024e23e29b1c1da1100c0ef8b
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a51565dfad63ff5ff980e9ceb30e51cd
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 160141d384ecd5b072a0476b6dd07973
kernel-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 805b6de472bbe54f74028c823fd82d78
kernel-doc-2.6.9-11.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: bda3f275715e889b1b1111cd5b372873
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: eedc9ef7106687b1177a688371c004c2
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-11.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 35606ad7ab97e97d6f1a88776b6d389c
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

133590 - PTRACE_ATTACH race with real parent's wait calls can produced bogus wait returns
134338 - Intolerable Disk I/O Performance under 64-bit VM: fix I/O buffers
137154 - "waitid(POSIX Interface)" cannot run properly.
138563 - [PATCH] RHEL4 U1: EFI GPT: reduce alternate header probing
140083 - lx-choptp19 crashed running 2.4.21-20.EL.BZ131027.hotfixhugemem
140383 - BLKFLSBUF ioctl can cause other reads
140472 - x86, x86_64 and IA64 scsi inquiry command hangs in wait_for_completion
141699 - FEAT: RHEL 4 U3: spinloops on ia64 need cpu_relax
141983 - RHEL4 U2: DBS: quiet warning messages from cpufreq.c
142167 - [RHEL4][Diskdump] smp_call_function issue
142464 - [PATCH] "RPC: garbage, exit EIO" when using NFSv3 with Kerberos 5
143073 - traced process cannot be killed
143472 - hugetlb mmap failed in compatibility mode in em64t
143907 - ext2 and device dm-0 byond 2Terabyte causes /var/log/messages file size to crash system
144741 - RHEL4 U1: ICH7 Support patch
145424 - problems with ipsec from rhel3 to rhel4
146067 - [PATCH] Channel bonding driver configured in 802.3 ad mode causes kernel panic when shutdwon
146089 - 20050115 ptrace/kill and ptrace/dump race fixes
146703 - NLM (NFSv3) problems when mounting with "sec=krb5"
146797 - SCTP memory consumption and system freezes
146911 - Thread suspension via async signal fails on rhel4-rc2
147832 - oom-killer triggered during Red Hat Cert
150110 - chipset identifier for zx2
150151 - Lockd callbacks to NFS clients fail completely
151284 - mmap of file over NFS corrupts data
152101 - host panics when mounting nfs4 volumes
152102 - host loses connection to nfs server when the server is solaris
152557 - 20050117 Oopsable NFS locking
154221 - Thread exits siliently via __RESTORE_ALL exeception for iret
154639 - kernel thread current->mm dereference in grab_swap_token causes oops
154972 - unexplained SIGSEGV death in SIGSEGV signal handler
155283 - CAN-2005-0136 ptrace corner cases on ia64
155765 - oops on 2.6.9-5.0.5.ELsmp
156875 - libata - master supports lba48 but slave does not
157450 - CAN-2005-1263 Linux kernel ELF core dump privilege elevation


References


Keywords

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