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Security Advisory Important: kernel security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0938-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2007-09-27
Last updated on: 2007-09-27
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-4573

Details

Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue in the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 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.

A flaw was found in ia32 emulation affecting users running 64-bit versions
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on x86_64 architectures. A local user could
use this flaw to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2007-4573).

Red Hat would like to thank Wojciech Purczynski for reporting this issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct 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 Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: aeb2414d625068d2d074199445bb1620
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8d59c8ed405844bbead20ffde5aea97b
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4a5bebfa2cfbf42830cdac86111a2aeb
kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4f16251be263bceaf8e7379e1046cf11
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 44c661b6429110442ff03ef380685bca
kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9616141c3faff71eae30a0204249f94b
kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: dee227d8271ea9ac96e4c13633e5e5bf
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ee4023b87b719a70d228e164e12dfee3
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8046440c2e5cec6d8c38cd2912a97240
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 68ec895afe18a90417ce4b87c3ceba89
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: c45085b709a0bf253e2e63f374969bb7
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9fc87961035e0771217e485ba739f0c5
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 597c16a13970dc1db0c28a0e17019d8c
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 34d41544a42e395bfd021446036de650
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4442fedf89f8a0465296acd8a0e17538
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 418f72a65b3e9961e0434e0fc666f407
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 250ba16e99d5feff8fa9403aa73488a8
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 55167f56630baa369fba5994203be75d
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: e7c440974563acc81ce5c8f830b2433a
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7fa7970010861ffadba1241e4d9f76ce
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d8c145d1ca87c69db12040f95703d0a6
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 91a87a8d9b09387dfe0a18bce65044e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: aeb2414d625068d2d074199445bb1620
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8d59c8ed405844bbead20ffde5aea97b
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4a5bebfa2cfbf42830cdac86111a2aeb
kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4f16251be263bceaf8e7379e1046cf11
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 44c661b6429110442ff03ef380685bca
kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9616141c3faff71eae30a0204249f94b
kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: dee227d8271ea9ac96e4c13633e5e5bf
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ee4023b87b719a70d228e164e12dfee3
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8046440c2e5cec6d8c38cd2912a97240
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 68ec895afe18a90417ce4b87c3ceba89
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: c45085b709a0bf253e2e63f374969bb7
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9fc87961035e0771217e485ba739f0c5
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 597c16a13970dc1db0c28a0e17019d8c
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 34d41544a42e395bfd021446036de650
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 55a8eb339c795d9093cc3dbcbdbae23b
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 26976cdcf2932a0827206bc9cb672ee3
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4d8e3c4585af71966b9a45d97a398e60
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 2330a9cca9a39a00c69ccfe46e0d4b8b
 
PPC:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ab5afefb2d9b3cee2a16b24668dc361d
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ppc64pseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7aa9e0c01c239ee59c6b83e8c2aa9c07
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: aea437c7914971b885849b91fe81a8de
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7296e89954aa6a00e9b733dc496a635f
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 630685086cce55b69d719d75fa55bfda
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ppc64pseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 24a2210886dc08afdc482edfc209aa9a
 
s390:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 37cbc34918cd0dc6f278399ced7c4ccd
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: a2a5cd96aa203190ae42fca289816922
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: e086df727e000c6ed3a01ef8c50389ba
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 40fb210fcf07a4d5d7fdff33273823a3
 
s390x:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8e3d93e7cf4758b57280df969e5dd704
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 52709b2646992c798b142f02cb96b7b0
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 89f692d21eb17b5b0ca8644cd938164b
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d6c87a3e078b42d023dada5d09086558
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4442fedf89f8a0465296acd8a0e17538
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 418f72a65b3e9961e0434e0fc666f407
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 250ba16e99d5feff8fa9403aa73488a8
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 55167f56630baa369fba5994203be75d
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: e7c440974563acc81ce5c8f830b2433a
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7fa7970010861ffadba1241e4d9f76ce
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d8c145d1ca87c69db12040f95703d0a6
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 91a87a8d9b09387dfe0a18bce65044e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: aeb2414d625068d2d074199445bb1620
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8d59c8ed405844bbead20ffde5aea97b
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4a5bebfa2cfbf42830cdac86111a2aeb
kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4f16251be263bceaf8e7379e1046cf11
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 44c661b6429110442ff03ef380685bca
kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9616141c3faff71eae30a0204249f94b
kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: dee227d8271ea9ac96e4c13633e5e5bf
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ee4023b87b719a70d228e164e12dfee3
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8046440c2e5cec6d8c38cd2912a97240
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 68ec895afe18a90417ce4b87c3ceba89
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: c45085b709a0bf253e2e63f374969bb7
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9fc87961035e0771217e485ba739f0c5
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 597c16a13970dc1db0c28a0e17019d8c
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 34d41544a42e395bfd021446036de650
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 55a8eb339c795d9093cc3dbcbdbae23b
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 26976cdcf2932a0827206bc9cb672ee3
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4d8e3c4585af71966b9a45d97a398e60
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 2330a9cca9a39a00c69ccfe46e0d4b8b
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4442fedf89f8a0465296acd8a0e17538
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 418f72a65b3e9961e0434e0fc666f407
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 250ba16e99d5feff8fa9403aa73488a8
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 55167f56630baa369fba5994203be75d
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: e7c440974563acc81ce5c8f830b2433a
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7fa7970010861ffadba1241e4d9f76ce
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d8c145d1ca87c69db12040f95703d0a6
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 91a87a8d9b09387dfe0a18bce65044e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: aeb2414d625068d2d074199445bb1620
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8d59c8ed405844bbead20ffde5aea97b
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4a5bebfa2cfbf42830cdac86111a2aeb
kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4f16251be263bceaf8e7379e1046cf11
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 44c661b6429110442ff03ef380685bca
kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9616141c3faff71eae30a0204249f94b
kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: dee227d8271ea9ac96e4c13633e5e5bf
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ee4023b87b719a70d228e164e12dfee3
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8046440c2e5cec6d8c38cd2912a97240
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 68ec895afe18a90417ce4b87c3ceba89
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: c45085b709a0bf253e2e63f374969bb7
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9fc87961035e0771217e485ba739f0c5
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 597c16a13970dc1db0c28a0e17019d8c
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 34d41544a42e395bfd021446036de650
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 55a8eb339c795d9093cc3dbcbdbae23b
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 26976cdcf2932a0827206bc9cb672ee3
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4d8e3c4585af71966b9a45d97a398e60
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 2330a9cca9a39a00c69ccfe46e0d4b8b
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 4442fedf89f8a0465296acd8a0e17538
kernel-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 418f72a65b3e9961e0434e0fc666f407
kernel-doc-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 250ba16e99d5feff8fa9403aa73488a8
kernel-smp-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 55167f56630baa369fba5994203be75d
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: e7c440974563acc81ce5c8f830b2433a
kernel-source-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7fa7970010861ffadba1241e4d9f76ce
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.ia32e.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d8c145d1ca87c69db12040f95703d0a6
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-52.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 91a87a8d9b09387dfe0a18bce65044e9
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

294541 - CVE-2007-4573 x86_64 syscall vulnerability


References



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