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Security Advisory Important: kernel security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0129-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2008-02-12
Last updated on: 2008-02-12
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.1.z server)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-0600

Details

Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

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

A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this
flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available. This
issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: fa877995f013fd57f8100ce56996257f
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 7039c31ab4a6d332ae8839f12035c671
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f1b0483042b710feaa1ff941e3da5b1e
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 9df78847cdce45f3faa6b93f7ff057a4
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: d8368d7f5b725a85081f6434224e1607
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 2c8b91c367b3ccfed699c49e860f69e2
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 8042ff7fa11dd5feb14b155aa8c32919
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 5e974a887d5b80cf0f1360092ef94a1a
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ce36ec30b9504a297b9356ae616ce3c5
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 683360df4b8e6aadf6f3cc4a1cac6917
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 8effa95d3290a3888e69d78f5890b16f
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: a0314e1053848e729e12affcf4bbb98c
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: e9a7578311d4b42754b748972ba7c41e
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: dbc0962e79f18ef37e24a2e0c9c1b654
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: c38af3f623beacf0839e8293d599a071
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 8df06ff4a90859f04b91ce6953caa484
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f856221d57a2bf085c92c2adb38a5928
 
PPC:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 2fec7432d20416172c45cefcfa3a2043
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 3c8d2db0e4bd4a95462ef5f4e8de08b7
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 8d6847ba15eee5482e40952dcfe20c3f
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 1a8f2229afb1941afd0f8b1f3767c67c
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 46502d3f51160f0ebd907bb448409804
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 5a3cba7023cf562a3230f65e80e065a6
kernel-kdump-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ef13c1e9ad1d5e46793f46a4a8d3b754
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: c744c3ec7cd70aa6b6f08dd4203cce85
 
s390x:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: e31fa68328d0ef5e53a911847d96e315
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 51aff576eff9bdcc2d2980ef17e1fcdd
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 32c162c843523a60aedb182974bfcfa3
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 41a282f30f2126c622ae54f1e23222b5
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: de52cac7c3010351b46e9f6b25659d61
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: cdd6446e8a5e48a7084718d990e9af7f
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 52db88001f9fd83acaa0aa7f5de5bc22
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 0769e8a71ac3de95221e8e05a9a9f40a
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: cb877558eaeddd932c1f6cb0d12b5562
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 8b797723c66c6014c7caa300429b61ce
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 256a3a2adb409ed7c27d4924c3bf9821
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 260e44e30b2abbd2d75dc4a0de9fe79f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: fa877995f013fd57f8100ce56996257f
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 7039c31ab4a6d332ae8839f12035c671
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f1b0483042b710feaa1ff941e3da5b1e
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 9df78847cdce45f3faa6b93f7ff057a4
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: d8368d7f5b725a85081f6434224e1607
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 2c8b91c367b3ccfed699c49e860f69e2
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 8042ff7fa11dd5feb14b155aa8c32919
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 5e974a887d5b80cf0f1360092ef94a1a
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ce36ec30b9504a297b9356ae616ce3c5
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 683360df4b8e6aadf6f3cc4a1cac6917
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: cdd6446e8a5e48a7084718d990e9af7f
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 52db88001f9fd83acaa0aa7f5de5bc22
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 0769e8a71ac3de95221e8e05a9a9f40a
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: cb877558eaeddd932c1f6cb0d12b5562
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 8b797723c66c6014c7caa300429b61ce
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 256a3a2adb409ed7c27d4924c3bf9821
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 260e44e30b2abbd2d75dc4a0de9fe79f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: fa877995f013fd57f8100ce56996257f
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 7039c31ab4a6d332ae8839f12035c671
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: f1b0483042b710feaa1ff941e3da5b1e
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 9df78847cdce45f3faa6b93f7ff057a4
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: d8368d7f5b725a85081f6434224e1607
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 2c8b91c367b3ccfed699c49e860f69e2
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 8042ff7fa11dd5feb14b155aa8c32919
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 5e974a887d5b80cf0f1360092ef94a1a
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: ce36ec30b9504a297b9356ae616ce3c5
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 683360df4b8e6aadf6f3cc4a1cac6917
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 8effa95d3290a3888e69d78f5890b16f
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: a0314e1053848e729e12affcf4bbb98c
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: e9a7578311d4b42754b748972ba7c41e
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: dbc0962e79f18ef37e24a2e0c9c1b654
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: c38af3f623beacf0839e8293d599a071
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 8df06ff4a90859f04b91ce6953caa484
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: f856221d57a2bf085c92c2adb38a5928
 
PPC:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 2fec7432d20416172c45cefcfa3a2043
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 3c8d2db0e4bd4a95462ef5f4e8de08b7
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 8d6847ba15eee5482e40952dcfe20c3f
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 1a8f2229afb1941afd0f8b1f3767c67c
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 46502d3f51160f0ebd907bb448409804
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 5a3cba7023cf562a3230f65e80e065a6
kernel-kdump-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: ef13c1e9ad1d5e46793f46a4a8d3b754
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: c744c3ec7cd70aa6b6f08dd4203cce85
 
s390x:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: e31fa68328d0ef5e53a911847d96e315
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 51aff576eff9bdcc2d2980ef17e1fcdd
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 32c162c843523a60aedb182974bfcfa3
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 41a282f30f2126c622ae54f1e23222b5
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: de52cac7c3010351b46e9f6b25659d61
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: cdd6446e8a5e48a7084718d990e9af7f
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 52db88001f9fd83acaa0aa7f5de5bc22
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 0769e8a71ac3de95221e8e05a9a9f40a
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: cb877558eaeddd932c1f6cb0d12b5562
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: ccbe70db30dac3a58d327e3dd3325bf9
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 8b797723c66c6014c7caa300429b61ce
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 256a3a2adb409ed7c27d4924c3bf9821
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0275
    MD5: 260e44e30b2abbd2d75dc4a0de9fe79f
 
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Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

432251 - CVE-2008-0600 kernel vmsplice_to_pipe flaw


References



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