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Security Advisory Updated 2.4 kernel fixes vulnerability

Advisory: RHSA-2003:098-24
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-03-17
Last updated on: 2003-06-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2003-0127

Details

Updated kernel packages for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 are now
available. These packages fix a ptrace-related vulnerability that can
lead to elevated (root) privileges.

[Updated 30 March 2003]
Updated kernel packages for Red Hat Linux 7.2 ia64 have been added.

[Updated 28 May 2003]
Replacement kernel packages for Red Hat Linux 7.2 ia64 have been added; the
previous packages did not contain the fix for the ptrace vulnerability.

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

A vulnerability has been found in version 2.4.18 of the kernel. This
vulnerability makes it possible for local users to gain elevated (root)
privileges without authorization. This advisory includes updates for
Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0.

All users of Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 should upgrade to
these errata packages, which contain patches to fix the vulnerability.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied, especially the additional
packages from RHSA-2002:205 and RHSA-2002:206.

The procedure for upgrading the kernel manually is documented at:

http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/howto/kernel-upgrade/

Please read the directions for your architecture carefully before
proceeding with the kernel upgrade.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this to be an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat
Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system. Note that you need to select the kernel
explicitly on default configurations of up2date.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: addeef535e3590c9c080661b6747c3a8
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: f604974008bc2f85ddb83edcbd137f08
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d8d7ad334e192989308399924cbf91f8
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5a970002916eebe2e6665fbbf0a44109
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: cab59b8ce75e659243340b811a0e59ad
kernel-BOOT-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 2060403022a1dc25a5700356d2d6b649
kernel-bigmem-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5ceca1d559294ba1dee9dcf807a0e442
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel-debug/2.4.18-27.7.x/i686/kernel-debug-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 007688dc1826fee8abaff646ea77cedc
kernel-doc-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 02ae46618c1b001874e1330ad57f54fa
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 87298e818938d0db069030f2737a83c1
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: b3fb5228466e86dfb9287c32b89b8118
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 53187f3f166aa6e5a500b106d6bff69c
kernel-source-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: b169f55fef2064ef29c753674aaba9b0
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: addeef535e3590c9c080661b6747c3a8
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel/2.4.9-45/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f02b540d039656fd187f978cbd5019a5
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: f604974008bc2f85ddb83edcbd137f08
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d8d7ad334e192989308399924cbf91f8
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5a970002916eebe2e6665fbbf0a44109
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: cab59b8ce75e659243340b811a0e59ad
kernel-BOOT-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 2060403022a1dc25a5700356d2d6b649
kernel-bigmem-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5ceca1d559294ba1dee9dcf807a0e442
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel-debug/2.4.18-27.7.x/i686/kernel-debug-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 007688dc1826fee8abaff646ea77cedc
kernel-doc-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 02ae46618c1b001874e1330ad57f54fa
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 87298e818938d0db069030f2737a83c1
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: b3fb5228466e86dfb9287c32b89b8118
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 53187f3f166aa6e5a500b106d6bff69c
kernel-source-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: b169f55fef2064ef29c753674aaba9b0
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel/2.4.9-45/ia64/kernel-2.4.9-45.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1d1a5f8df83abfe997ce85d157c65ff1
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel-doc/2.4.9-45/ia64/kernel-doc-2.4.9-45.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1dd2a98bcf0c020545d4a79bdf1718ab
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel-smp/2.4.9-45/ia64/kernel-smp-2.4.9-45.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a0606de442a7ffbfc1fca2191e3dab5d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel-source/2.4.9-45/ia64/kernel-source-2.4.9-45.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b51b363b46abc1f3d530902a2583f9f2
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: addeef535e3590c9c080661b6747c3a8
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: f604974008bc2f85ddb83edcbd137f08
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d8d7ad334e192989308399924cbf91f8
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5a970002916eebe2e6665fbbf0a44109
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: cab59b8ce75e659243340b811a0e59ad
kernel-BOOT-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 2060403022a1dc25a5700356d2d6b649
kernel-bigmem-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5ceca1d559294ba1dee9dcf807a0e442
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel-debug/2.4.18-27.7.x/i686/kernel-debug-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 007688dc1826fee8abaff646ea77cedc
kernel-doc-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 02ae46618c1b001874e1330ad57f54fa
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 87298e818938d0db069030f2737a83c1
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: b3fb5228466e86dfb9287c32b89b8118
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 53187f3f166aa6e5a500b106d6bff69c
kernel-source-2.4.18-27.7.x.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: b169f55fef2064ef29c753674aaba9b0
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 1eca60a3b18951dc74a0d4e59eafea69
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 097df4f27af2703a8332d136b6a87db4
kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 05152635e760b2f15b21e343da99ddf4
kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: c6f8aba34d85c7447ab4c2c1ab90e7f2
kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 4c0fc846e4faeab3e2e1b966aa65d945
kernel-BOOT-2.4.18-27.8.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 2c737942e4ea911d58b87fcc5a22eece
kernel-bigmem-2.4.18-27.8.0.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d138caa438cc87fc6835da69626a1602
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/kernel-debug/2.4.18-27.8.0/i686/kernel-debug-2.4.18-27.8.0.i686.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ad41c60b306912c33a4b050511eec08c
kernel-doc-2.4.18-27.8.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 0d45350f1bc10a45698ca517b2683869
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.8.0.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5ecb81df3091f5fec327d789643b973d
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.8.0.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 80d3cff38bd8d535bbe239a5958730af
kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.8.0.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: c5e17489cee52cd526ebac66604a22ba
kernel-source-2.4.18-27.8.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 6db233f9749ca25b3fff2073aa0afaea
 

References


Keywords

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