RHSA-2004:413-01: Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/03/2004 07:40 PM

Updated kernel packages has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities
Advisory ID: RHSA-2004:413-01
Issue date: 2004-08-03
Updated on: 2004-08-03
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Keywords: taroon kernel security errata
Obsoletes: RHSA-2004:360
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0178 CAN-2004-0415 CAN-2004-0447 CAN-2004-0535 CAN-2004-0587
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1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - athlon, i386, i686, ia32e, ia64, ppc64, ppc64iseries, ppc64pseries, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - athlon, i386, i686, ia32e, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - athlon, i386, i686, ia32e, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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

Paul Starzetz discovered flaws in the Linux kernel when handling file offset pointers. These consist of invalid conversions of 64 to 32-bit file offset pointers and possible race conditions. A local unprivileged user could make use of these flaws to access large portions of kernel memory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0415 to this issue.

These packages contain a patch written by Al Viro to correct these flaws. Red Hat would like to thank iSEC Security Research for disclosing this issue and a number of vendor-sec participants for reviewing and working on the patch to this issue.

In addition, these packages correct a number of minor security issues:

An bug in the e1000 network driver. This bug could be used by local users to leak small amounts of kernel memory (CAN-2004-0535).

A bug in the SoundBlaster 16 code which does not properly handle certain sample sizes. This flaw could be used by local users to crash a system (CAN-2004-0178).

A possible NULL-pointer dereference in the Linux kernel prior to 2.4.26 on the Itanium platform could allow a local user to crash a system (CAN-2004-0447).

Inappropriate permissions on /proc/scsi/qla2300/HbaApiNode (CAN-2004-0587).

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations as listed in this erratum.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ for more info):

120527 - CAN-2004-0447 [PATCH] IPF kernel crashes under gdb
121045 - CAN-2004-0178 Soundblaster 16 local DoS
125168 - CAN-2004-0535 e1000 kernel memory information leak
126396 - CAN-2004-0587 Bad permissions on qla* drivers

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.src.rpm
9f04fbd5d2b5182bfe7fa0242b4fd0a3 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.src.rpm

athlon:
25e7d097ccf85396dfdc53c6b03d83ea kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
d619cffe546f2f41e9259ac437f07d44 kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
06ef0da24796cc19d9c492e8ab638a29 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
388a7af25fbefd195f9ab59922cca912 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm

i386:
6741173959e3e0686c080f2313ec7d5d kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm
938fabc770ac041b44d4c99bfa90709a kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm
d106990663a3d5ad735a47a86830940c kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm

i686:
2269c8e5bab350ac6e5f7252430dfd0f kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
fa6a5940751cbbb60236c88f58e8cc31 kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
40f3c5f256246fda87d9ddd3cb6791a5 kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
3d106ae97cca1fcba8a3de8a5866b88b kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
8590ac5bbca153e1948f48f101bddcb6 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
04197afa144f4c7874b01c50fc027d5d kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm

ia32e:
80869adc4ed80a1c035ddaef69e2aa10 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia32e.rpm
5dd0f98110e54e64ebfb934a2bb9629f kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia32e.rpm

ia64:
d9d9873b1a03437ce9a660d5498e6acc kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
87c9d3baf789371a88c2078f1bf9cd2a kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
d1280df50b401a4ab1fe3630fef1a4b0 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
d07a66ca6e06045842c863be96729733 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm

ppc64:
21628655b2e3bd052b9393e8eac6ebd1 kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ppc64.rpm
86f1ad447a3023b3a6614c750271d155 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ppc64.rpm

ppc64iseries:
1c929592946473d5fe73c71354846313 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
f8d2585dbf7adea54df19fdfd63a2eb7 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm

ppc64pseries:
01d9b20c6c4c45276195104bc6984224 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ppc64pseries.rpm
48bef493baacda16294ba973404d6587 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ppc64pseries.rpm

s390:
4ba1d35ff61699b9f3757941eef9623d kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390.rpm
9cb546f7b760a62baf3e198ed7591a1a kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390.rpm
d88eac17c9376f415351eb103a429ca0 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390.rpm
757875de32469823e2578a088c655925 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390.rpm

s390x:
125b33d2f4d7558bfda6397540e7976b kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390x.rpm
e02ad38774bd83672d0f8bdeadb6f0f8 kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390x.rpm
25bea5095bcac052ae3897c026f218bd kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390x.rpm
f756be2685a447f6f19458c1aa75e2be kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
499203e60c5c0294fd2a41bbd9306b03 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
007a0353e8c76dd40424909844f6705e kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
33ade25b9b682f514f9523ec977a2c09 kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
3171661c4c24e3dcbf8970c8094e5851 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
f33e51c95e59d8379d5dc4817ee13ce7 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
eea5cbda95fb75f0f9c40e6cd3260efe kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.src.rpm
9f04fbd5d2b5182bfe7fa0242b4fd0a3 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.src.rpm

athlon:
25e7d097ccf85396dfdc53c6b03d83ea kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
d619cffe546f2f41e9259ac437f07d44 kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
06ef0da24796cc19d9c492e8ab638a29 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
388a7af25fbefd195f9ab59922cca912 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm

i386:
6741173959e3e0686c080f2313ec7d5d kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm
938fabc770ac041b44d4c99bfa90709a kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm
d106990663a3d5ad735a47a86830940c kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm

i686:
2269c8e5bab350ac6e5f7252430dfd0f kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
fa6a5940751cbbb60236c88f58e8cc31 kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
40f3c5f256246fda87d9ddd3cb6791a5 kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
3d106ae97cca1fcba8a3de8a5866b88b kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
8590ac5bbca153e1948f48f101bddcb6 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
04197afa144f4c7874b01c50fc027d5d kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm

ia32e:
80869adc4ed80a1c035ddaef69e2aa10 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia32e.rpm
5dd0f98110e54e64ebfb934a2bb9629f kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia32e.rpm

ia64:
d9d9873b1a03437ce9a660d5498e6acc kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
87c9d3baf789371a88c2078f1bf9cd2a kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
d1280df50b401a4ab1fe3630fef1a4b0 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
d07a66ca6e06045842c863be96729733 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
499203e60c5c0294fd2a41bbd9306b03 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
007a0353e8c76dd40424909844f6705e kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
33ade25b9b682f514f9523ec977a2c09 kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
3171661c4c24e3dcbf8970c8094e5851 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
f33e51c95e59d8379d5dc4817ee13ce7 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
eea5cbda95fb75f0f9c40e6cd3260efe kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.src.rpm
9f04fbd5d2b5182bfe7fa0242b4fd0a3 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.src.rpm

athlon:
25e7d097ccf85396dfdc53c6b03d83ea kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
d619cffe546f2f41e9259ac437f07d44 kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
06ef0da24796cc19d9c492e8ab638a29 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm
388a7af25fbefd195f9ab59922cca912 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.athlon.rpm

i386:
6741173959e3e0686c080f2313ec7d5d kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm
938fabc770ac041b44d4c99bfa90709a kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm
d106990663a3d5ad735a47a86830940c kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i386.rpm

i686:
2269c8e5bab350ac6e5f7252430dfd0f kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
fa6a5940751cbbb60236c88f58e8cc31 kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
40f3c5f256246fda87d9ddd3cb6791a5 kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
3d106ae97cca1fcba8a3de8a5866b88b kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
8590ac5bbca153e1948f48f101bddcb6 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm
04197afa144f4c7874b01c50fc027d5d kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.i686.rpm

ia32e:
80869adc4ed80a1c035ddaef69e2aa10 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia32e.rpm
5dd0f98110e54e64ebfb934a2bb9629f kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia32e.rpm

ia64:
d9d9873b1a03437ce9a660d5498e6acc kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
87c9d3baf789371a88c2078f1bf9cd2a kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
d1280df50b401a4ab1fe3630fef1a4b0 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm
d07a66ca6e06045842c863be96729733 kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
499203e60c5c0294fd2a41bbd9306b03 kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
007a0353e8c76dd40424909844f6705e kernel-doc-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
33ade25b9b682f514f9523ec977a2c09 kernel-smp-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
3171661c4c24e3dcbf8970c8094e5851 kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
f33e51c95e59d8379d5dc4817ee13ce7 kernel-source-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm
eea5cbda95fb75f0f9c40e6cd3260efe kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0178
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0415
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0447
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0535
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0587

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.


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