Security Advisory Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0566-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-03-06
Last updated on: 2013-03-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise MRG v2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (version 6)
CVEs ( CVE-2012-2375


Updated kernel-rt packages that fix several security issues and multiple
bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.3.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

This update fixes the following security issues:

* A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way UTF-8 characters were
converted to UTF-16 in the utf8s_to_utf16s() function of the Linux kernel's
FAT file system implementation. A local user able to mount a FAT file
system with the "utf8=1" option could use this flaw to crash the system or,
potentially, to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-1773, Important)

* It was found that the RHSA-2012:0333 update did not correctly fix the
CVE-2011-4131 issue. A malicious Network File System version 4 (NFSv4)
server could return a crafted reply to a GETACL request, causing a denial
of service on the client. (CVE-2012-2375, Moderate)

* A memory disclosure flaw was found in the way the load_script() function
in the binfmt_script binary format handler handled excessive recursions. A
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to leak kernel stack memory to
user-space by executing specially-crafted scripts. (CVE-2012-4530, Low)

* A flaw was found in the way file permission checks for the "/dev/kmsg"
file were performed in restricted root environments (for example, when
using a capability-based security model). A local user able to write to
this file could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-1772, Low)

The CVE-2012-2375 issue was discovered by Jian Li of Red Hat.

This update also fixes multiple bugs. Documentation for these changes will
be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the
References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which upgrade the kernel-rt
kernel to version kernel-rt-3.6.11-rt28, correct these issues, and fix the
bugs noted in the Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 Technical Notes. The system must
be rebooted for this update to take effect.


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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

To install kernel packages manually, use "rpm -ivh [package]". Do not
use "rpm -Uvh" as that will remove the running kernel binaries from
your system. You may use "rpm -e" to remove old kernels after
determining that the new kernel functions properly on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise MRG v2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (version 6)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 99e60c6178dd5ee691581895a2f64868
SHA-256: 6cd532af109c912f6ef0ac2c2696aa34112679116b5a3d44be661e0e4a43cb01
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 4bd17d433732798f90ca37cf8aba9e09
SHA-256: 1c69506775e57587c8cae92fdf566af0f39df127a4812cc5b1aaff7fa64ecf48
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 343572b4a4064d51dbb451fd7339608a
SHA-256: cbd523d58290a5f74a861fd13732a347d9d4289454fb2af853653a0036b17711
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: bfb94e5364b7b4486b3f9a2b1dff5c6c
SHA-256: 93562e4d987c6876547f1258fa79d8e027e546a828eac3c3a2d07172759a187f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: eabb4bc712fc2cabc10ea397b5759292
SHA-256: 47a8815b957e6c109c8a1ce142491c6b6364bfbff53c19cd95e2c8890d0b2186
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 526ab333e1acf01aaaa95a4b7bdc2ba6
SHA-256: ed956a177622b962aaf9a477d591b55e18c46ec6497f2b4003fe3273cf078cf2
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 028a2ac57916c673d72d5e596a3e7a9b
SHA-256: 0ad38a2db5e71b2bd6b181cb1eab73a584710b91d0f5c2c1c689aaae3e529bdb
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 1adf24a035f5605263ff1d0685b8e6b3
SHA-256: 50b6825dbb45931865ae928407b8b1339709e7002b96d3a19736fd194b8f0225
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 05417e95fdbaca50e2c388e889066715
SHA-256: 90ffac48ed9b21fdb283f3a09324d3defce4e04d01c9dc264d258df0f462be07
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 32543977f082a77a04b4e82946da5100
SHA-256: f13ab3f8bbd946d0964bb3cead8cce34bec7b702dc188b18871855babd386413
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 71c888873e05f77aea22be94f68141bb
SHA-256: fa0ef07e16ad3c2e0e385840c6c15d6be9cd1ea137e5093c80ac0cbcc4c567a5
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: e0143216881c5c2ebe9d607af1a0f357
SHA-256: eeff614bf1b44a41910481fbb2834ef6acee2ad815564e92d025980ce3a5f40f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 00d9eeb9c81e88a18421ca5dbabba367
SHA-256: 0522dfa8b9500c8e8cf392fb3a603bc5de650f815732bfe432aeff58984c650b
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 0acdeca28e8e0bc8fa5788f9412d6eef
SHA-256: 283cfeb837f7d9bbc3ec173af98eba2bff15c0a36896cf2dcc64da1f51573b76
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: 3387d830fce10b178449f097534d5533
SHA-256: a9e96f9e40d3bb9aab7a8f81d10eeedfd1ae49b3e06fa819e695cc13cac0e62e
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:1297
    MD5: ab9c643ae57f9a2bee80f161c81ac2cb
SHA-256: 8019090273c8a20868975369a88fd12a092d5a0064cd3ce611362d0c1a5b7343
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1490
    MD5: b58c732cc6345aba2af3cd5dcd84716a
SHA-256: 04344d12c450ef2e4ac72869bbad4910c911134a90bdf348c792392cdea9bda2
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

773017 - kernel-rt-{debug,trace}-debuginfo conflicts against kernel-debuginfo
822869 - CVE-2012-2375 kernel: incomplete fix for CVE-2011-4131
866596 - RFE: rebase to 3.4 or greater kernel [mrg2.3]
866600 - RFE: adding PTP kernel support as a Tech Preview [mrg2.3]
868285 - CVE-2012-4530 kernel: stack disclosure in binfmt_script load_script()
916075 - CVE-2013-1772 kernel: call_console_drivers() function log prefix stripping DoS
916115 - CVE-2013-1773 kernel: VFAT slab-based buffer overflow


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