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Security Advisory Important: kernel security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0085-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2007-02-27
Last updated on: 2007-02-27
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-2007-0001
CVE-2007-0006

Details

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and a bug in the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 kernel are now available.

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

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

These new kernel packages contain fixes for two security issues:

* a flaw in the key serial number collision avoidance algorithm of the
keyctl subsystem that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service
(CVE-2007-0006, Important)

* a flaw in the file watch implementation of the audit subsystems that
allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (panic). To exploit this
flaw a privileged user must have previously created a watch for a file
(CVE-2007-0001, Moderate)

In addition to the security issues described above, a fix for the SCTP
subsystem to address a system crash which may be experienced in Telco
environments has been included.

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


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. 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.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 1c365c7e860a5befc863fe3ddcd99348
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 7b18d06a3323f40304e6d2220b814cc9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 9fa98cea9b4347f1bb934c955e12777c
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: abea2f5ae09397381300f476e1c851d3
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 059ef62c55b663de5cf3493f68edb61a
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a6b7c14dd615c2ba596218f99d6dc791
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4eef61b5cafa9decc595a7ad8777dce0
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: cc5299e4937f5400436ba973bad7f015
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 69fb41d441f99bd76e785c1a18bbbdf7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4f5febec6e24716343a059b0f664a93d
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: b4f5e823899006fe7e192afecb908cb1
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 97db663987ed857dae4d1dac6b4c2eb9
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a761c5d60b8fdff8d06578339c1e6df7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 1c365c7e860a5befc863fe3ddcd99348
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 7b18d06a3323f40304e6d2220b814cc9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 9fa98cea9b4347f1bb934c955e12777c
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: abea2f5ae09397381300f476e1c851d3
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 059ef62c55b663de5cf3493f68edb61a
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a6b7c14dd615c2ba596218f99d6dc791
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4eef61b5cafa9decc595a7ad8777dce0
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 31e428fd48ade503595dc8d29db7a2b9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: f5cab16944e31dd7638b04338e32a5b7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 711277591463504287acbffd0895feba
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 626a89962ecce7d2fd0e836e8639f396
 
PPC:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 31fed3bedefad58ca137070a474993e3
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 12b8793caffe9a8e423c5aae114ab278
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: c31267fbcde1bdfa00b01d9c899c919b
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: ae25e38f5f61abe14d7f4a39125cb225
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 6b65bb861d10908820f4790af8e82cd0
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a26c7771ca2169f32c5ed60e30c5a487
 
s390:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: ef8c8d9026aa6d070425e156f84a0126
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 145f8e9fa674a5971069130bbac83477
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
 
s390x:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 1b26a95bff6b75b5aa159f41e1655c57
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 90c31342fcb6a911fabdbd1f933e87e7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: cc5299e4937f5400436ba973bad7f015
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 69fb41d441f99bd76e785c1a18bbbdf7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4f5febec6e24716343a059b0f664a93d
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: b4f5e823899006fe7e192afecb908cb1
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 97db663987ed857dae4d1dac6b4c2eb9
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a761c5d60b8fdff8d06578339c1e6df7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 1c365c7e860a5befc863fe3ddcd99348
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 7b18d06a3323f40304e6d2220b814cc9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 9fa98cea9b4347f1bb934c955e12777c
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: abea2f5ae09397381300f476e1c851d3
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 059ef62c55b663de5cf3493f68edb61a
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a6b7c14dd615c2ba596218f99d6dc791
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4eef61b5cafa9decc595a7ad8777dce0
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 31e428fd48ade503595dc8d29db7a2b9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: f5cab16944e31dd7638b04338e32a5b7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 711277591463504287acbffd0895feba
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 626a89962ecce7d2fd0e836e8639f396
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: cc5299e4937f5400436ba973bad7f015
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 69fb41d441f99bd76e785c1a18bbbdf7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4f5febec6e24716343a059b0f664a93d
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: b4f5e823899006fe7e192afecb908cb1
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 97db663987ed857dae4d1dac6b4c2eb9
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a761c5d60b8fdff8d06578339c1e6df7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 1c365c7e860a5befc863fe3ddcd99348
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 7b18d06a3323f40304e6d2220b814cc9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 9fa98cea9b4347f1bb934c955e12777c
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: abea2f5ae09397381300f476e1c851d3
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 059ef62c55b663de5cf3493f68edb61a
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a6b7c14dd615c2ba596218f99d6dc791
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4eef61b5cafa9decc595a7ad8777dce0
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 31e428fd48ade503595dc8d29db7a2b9
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: f5cab16944e31dd7638b04338e32a5b7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 711277591463504287acbffd0895feba
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 626a89962ecce7d2fd0e836e8639f396
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: cc5299e4937f5400436ba973bad7f015
kernel-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 69fb41d441f99bd76e785c1a18bbbdf7
kernel-doc-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 183fe23ac5e8be41adf6c05d81b76555
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 4f5febec6e24716343a059b0f664a93d
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: b4f5e823899006fe7e192afecb908cb1
kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: 97db663987ed857dae4d1dac6b4c2eb9
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1796
    MD5: a761c5d60b8fdff8d06578339c1e6df7
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

223129 - CVE-2007-0001 kernel panic watching /etc/passwd
223818 - kernel panic in sctp module
227495 - CVE-2007-0006 Key serial number collision problem


References


Keywords

kernel, nahant, update


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