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Security Advisory Important: kernel security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0376-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2007-06-14
Last updated on: 2007-06-14
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2006-7203
CVE-2007-1353
CVE-2007-2453
CVE-2007-2525

Details

Updated kernel packages that fix security issues and bugs in the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 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 the following security issues:

* a flaw in the mount handling routine for 64-bit systems that allowed a
local user to cause denial of service (CVE-2006-7203, Important).

* a flaw in the PPP over Ethernet implementation that allowed a remote user
to cause a denial of service (CVE-2007-2525, Important).

* a flaw in the Bluetooth subsystem that allowed a local user to trigger an
information leak (CVE-2007-1353, Low).

* a bug in the random number generator that prevented the manual seeding of
the entropy pool (CVE-2007-2453, Low).

In addition to the security issues described above, fixes for the following
have been included:

* a race condition between ext3_link/unlink that could create an orphan
inode list corruption.

* a bug in the e1000 driver that could lead to a watchdog timeout panic.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


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

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: ca4c1316fbd95a8d49f904e7bccc945e
 
IA-32:
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: 584699e4fe6d117e44f7e05b2fdd6ab9
kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: a86e33c65793ab34921b82f144811b2e
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: 9c793133f00941476dcaa77b2e768b0e
 
x86_64:
kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: dbe4f7c67bb11ae6861db4f887b53053
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: a3fe6cd0914e123d38dfe43c30d40ddc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: ca4c1316fbd95a8d49f904e7bccc945e
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 751a0967b7267cdc841786d07535f043
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 972cbf91bd3a6d44f6ec8076a533d9af
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 584699e4fe6d117e44f7e05b2fdd6ab9
kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: a86e33c65793ab34921b82f144811b2e
kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f26ab19937282b8e62402fa0e69dcafd
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 48d4505991b2366c786568543cb8ec2f
kernel-xen-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: da0cec315cfa6fe94146db555055fda3
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 9c793133f00941476dcaa77b2e768b0e
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: a7912a5558ec0173c0fdfee5fd2863bf
kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 1311e18b2680a77fdca62c2ab49632f6
kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f26ab19937282b8e62402fa0e69dcafd
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 74b7ea13777122bf411be76b0a1144f8
kernel-xen-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 42009c041ffe6a26596ab4816ea3abce
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f8155ee4c63caad60eb508883d4c7dda
 
PPC:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 1a69e468f30d703ffeb6ef773e1dbe59
kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: b78b15d609855fe10466f4533b8f6310
kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f26ab19937282b8e62402fa0e69dcafd
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: e406e68cbf4f7b5930e7e3149caa2235
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: b3337ae1d970c7a95238d3e413d2bc6e
kernel-kdump-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 748ae09ed90bebb5f5ccf72bf6c5c91a
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: b69e9cad8402e47baac4e29b689a3872
 
s390x:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 0a4967dea91440f8d06d98841d2b2273
kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: a477294269e511f48ef78e9e114a2047
kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f26ab19937282b8e62402fa0e69dcafd
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 24d34019d943bac327c5baecd6ab6bdd
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: cfad289b0ece8e9fa7b630d7187b6346
kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: dbe4f7c67bb11ae6861db4f887b53053
kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f26ab19937282b8e62402fa0e69dcafd
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: c9da8f3c701a49d5dfb10b6c81cb3166
kernel-xen-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: a15f021f85dfd7146116e96165b3b13b
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: a3fe6cd0914e123d38dfe43c30d40ddc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0595
    MD5: ca4c1316fbd95a8d49f904e7bccc945e
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 751a0967b7267cdc841786d07535f043
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 972cbf91bd3a6d44f6ec8076a533d9af
kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f26ab19937282b8e62402fa0e69dcafd
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: 48d4505991b2366c786568543cb8ec2f
kernel-xen-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: da0cec315cfa6fe94146db555055fda3
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: cfad289b0ece8e9fa7b630d7187b6346
kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: f26ab19937282b8e62402fa0e69dcafd
kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: c9da8f3c701a49d5dfb10b6c81cb3166
kernel-xen-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0285
    MD5: a15f021f85dfd7146116e96165b3b13b
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

238048 - watchdog timeout panic in e1000 driver
240456 - CVE-2006-7203 oops in compat_sys_mount() when data pointer is NULL
241862 - CVE-2007-1353 Bluetooth setsockopt() information leaks
241863 - CVE-2007-2525 PPPoE socket PPPIOCGCHAN denial of service
241888 - CVE-2007-2453 Slightly degraded pool mixing for entropy extraction


References



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