RHSA-2008:0665-01 Moderate: Updated kernel packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7
Posted on: 07/24/2008 07:10 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: Updated kernel packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0665-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0665.html
Issue date: 2008-07-24
Keywords: nahant kernel update
Obsoletes: RHBA-2007:0791
CVE Names: CVE-2006-4145 CVE-2008-2812
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1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support and
maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This is the seventh regular
update.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, noarch, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

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

Kernel Feature Support:
* iostat displays I/O performance for partitions
* I/O task accounting added to getrusage(), allowing comprehensive core
statistics
* page cache pages count added to show_mem() output
* tux O_ATOMICLOOKUP flag removed from the open() system call: replaced
with O_CLOEXEC
* the kernel now exports process limit information to /proc/[PID]/limits
* implement udp_poll() to reduce likelihood of false positives returned
from select()
* the TCP_RTO_MIN parameter can now be configured to a maximum of 3000
milliseconds. This is configured using "ip route"
* update CIFS to version 1.50

Added Features:
* nfs.enable_ino64 boot command line parameter: enable and disable 32-bit
inode numbers when using NFS
* tick "divider" kernel boot parameter: reduce CPU overhead, and increase
efficiency at the cost of lowering timing accuracy
* /proc/sys/vm/nfs-writeback-lowmem-only tunable parameter: resolve NFS
read performance
* /proc/sys/vm/write-mapped tunable option, allowing the option of faster
NFS reads
* support for Large Receive Offload as a networking module
* core dump masking, allowing a core dump process to skip the shared memory
segments of a process

Virtualization:
* para-virtualized network and block device drivers, to increase
fully-virtualized guest performance
* support for more than three VNIF numbers per guest domain

Platform Support:
* AMD ATI SB800 SATA controller, AMD ATI SB600 and SB700 40-pin IDE cable
* 64-bit DMA support on AMD ATI SB700
* PCI device IDs to support Intel ICH10
* /dev/msr[0-n] device files
* powernow-k8 as a module
* SLB shadow buffer support for IBM POWER6 systems
* support for CPU frequencies greater than 32-bit on IBM POWER5, IBM POWER6
* floating point load and store handler for IBM POWER6

Added Drivers and Updates:
* ixgbe 1.1.18, for the Intel 82598 10GB ethernet controller
* bnx2x 1.40.22, for network adapters on the Broadcom 5710 chipset
* dm-hp-sw 1.0.0, for HP Active/Standby
* zfcp version and bug fixes
* qdio to fix FCP/SCSI write I/O expiring on LPARs
* cio bug fixes
* eHEA latest upstream, and netdump and netconsole support
* ipr driver support for dual SAS RAID controllers
* correct CPU cache info and SATA support for Intel Tolapai
* i5000_edac support for Intel 5000 chipsets
* i3000_edac support for Intel 3000 and 3010 chipsets
* add i2c_piix4 module on 64-bit systems to support AMD ATI SB600, 700
and 800
* i2c-i801 support for Intel Tolapai
* qla4xxx: 5.01.01-d2 to 5.01.02-d4-rhel4.7-00
* qla2xxx: 8.01.07-d4 to 8.01.07-d4-rhel4.7-02
* cciss: 2.6.16 to 2.6.20
* mptfusion: 3.02.99.00rh to 3.12.19.00rh
* lpfc:0: 8.0.16.34 to 8.0.16.40
* megaraid_sas: 00.00.03.13 to 00.00.03.18-rh1
* stex: 3.0.0.1 to 3.6.0101.2
* arcmsr: 1.20.00.13 to 1.20.00.15.rh4u7
* aacraid: 1.1-5[2441] to 1.1.5[2455]

Miscellaneous Updates:
* OFED 1.3 support
* wacom driver to add support for Cintiq 20WSX, Wacom Intuos3 12x19, 12x12
and 4x6 tablets
* sata_svw driver to support Broadcom HT-1100 chipsets
* libata to un-blacklist Hitachi drives to enable NCQ
* ide driver allows command line option to disable ide drivers
* psmouse support for cortps protocol

These updated packages fix the following security issues:

* NULL pointer access due to missing checks for terminal validity.
(CVE-2008-2812, Moderate)

* a security flaw was found in the Linux kernel Universal Disk Format file
system. (CVE-2006-4145, Low)

For further details, refer to the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7
release notes: redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise

4. 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

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

151085 - mount are not interruptible
166038 - ext2online can't resize: No space left on device
171712 - A NFS export mounted using version 4 and TCP shows up as UDP in /proc/mounts
179201 - pvmove causes kernel panic
183119 - Assertion failure in journal_next_log_block
185202 - Kernel build requires "High Memory Support"
186606 - Incorrect suggestion on when to install largesmp kernel
194585 - mdadm --grow -n 2 (old: 3) fails on particular raid1 devices
195685 - RFE: Add dm-hp-sw to kernel to allow use of active/passive sans with dm multipathing
204309 - kernel retries portmap query indefinitely when statd is down
205966 - Firewall - Premature ip_conntrack timer expiry on 3+ ack or window size advertisements - (hanging tomcat threads problem)
206113 - [PATCH][RHEL4U4] Fix estimate-mistake (e820-memory-hole and numnodes) of available_memory in x86_64
212321 - [PATCH][RHEL4U4] Backported udp_poll() function (Fix the problem that select() returns in RHEL4 though select() must not return essentially when kernel receives broken UDP packet(s))
212922 - /sbin/service iptables stop hangs on modprobe -r ipt_state
219639 - Crash dump fails on IA64 with block_order set to 10
227610 - READDIR on a NFSv4 directory containing a referral returns -EIO for entire directory
233234 - Missing definition for mutex_destroy in linux/kernel.h
247446 - RHEL4-U5: "cdrom open failed" message in /var/log/messages on every reboot
247879 - dm-mirror: spinlock in write_callback has the potential for deadlock
248488 - Backport divider= option from RHEL5 U1 to RHEL4
248787 - [RHEL4 U4] NFS server, rpciod was stuck in a infinite loop,
248954 - Oracle ASM DBWR process goes into 100% CPU spin when using hugepages on ia64
249727 - xenbus has use-after-free in drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_xs.c
250381 - xenbus suspend_mutex remains locked after transaction failure
250842 - oopses when multicasting with connection oriented socket
251560 - [Promise 4.7 feat] Update stex driver to version 3.6.0101.2
252222 - ipv6 device reference counting error in net/ipv6/anycast.c
252287 - AMD/ATI SB600/700/800 use same SMBus controller devID
252400 - RHEL4 U5: ia64 machine hang when DB starts using rac/nfs/hugepages
252939 - Long Delay before OOMKill launches
253592 - [RHEL 4.5] forcedeth: pull latest upstream updates
270661 - need a way to disable ide drivers
278961 - epoll_wait(..., -100) results in printk
280431 - ip_tables reference count will underflow occasionally
287741 - PCI: hotplug: acpiphp: avoid acpiphp "cannot get bridge info" PCI hotplug failure
299901 - We need SB800 SATA Controller supported in RHEL4.7
300861 - sb600 system generates ATA errors during initscripts
306911 - CVE-2006-4145 UDF truncating issue
309081 - i386 compressed diskdump header contains incorrect panic cpu
311431 - kernel BUG at mm/rmap.c:479 during suspend/resume testing
311881 - ptrace: i386 debugger + x86_64 kernel + threaded (i386) inferior = error
335361 - RHEL 4.7: SB700 contains two IDE channels
337671 - [RHEL4] Patch pata_jmicron to support new controller
351911 - RHEL4.6: AD1984 HDAudio does not work on AMD Trevally Board(RS690 + SB700)
354371 - readdir on nfs4 passing non-posix errors to userspace
355141 - pull upstream patches for smbfs
359651 - [PATCH] nfsv4 fails to update content of files when open for write
359671 - RHEL4: Hald causes system deadlock on ia64
360311 - kernel dm: panic on shrinking device size
361931 - [Stratus 4.7 bug] iounmap may sleep while holding vmlist_lock, causing a deadlock.
364361 - NFS: Fix directory caching problem - with test case and patch.
377351 - kernel dm: bd_mount_sem counter corruption
377371 - kernel dm crypt: oops on device removal
377611 - Marvell NIC using skge driver loses promiscuous mode on rewiring
381221 - Assertion failure in journal_start() at fs/jbd/transaction.c:274: 'handle-gt;h_transaction-gt;t_journal == journal'
393501 - execve returning EFBIG when running 4 GB executable
396081 - Since "Patch2037: linux-2.6.9-vm-balance.patch" my NFS performance is poorly
402581 - Deadlock while performing nfs operations.
414131 - Checksum offloading and IP connection tracking don't play well together
424541 - Please build SMBus driver i2c-piix4 as a module in RHEL4.7
424871 - Implement netif_release_rx_bufs for copying receiver
425721 - [QLogic 4.7 bug][3/5] qla4xxx - Targets not seen on first port (5.01.02-d2 --gt; 5.01.02-d3)
426031 - rapid block device plug / unplug leads to kernel crash and/or soft lockup
426301 - FEAT: RHEL 4.7 Intel Tolapai cpucache patch
426411 - [QLogic 4.7 Bug][5/5] qla2xxx - avoid delay for loop ready when loop dead
426647 - ptrace: PTRACE_SINGLESTEP,signal steps on the 2nd instr.
427204 - RHEL4, make tcp_input_metrics() get minimum RTO via tcp_rto_min()
427544 - Update CIFS to 1.50cRH for 4.7
427799 - [RHEL-4] RFE: Add EDAC driver for Intel 3000/3010 chipsets
428801 - [Areca 4.7 feat] Update the arcmsr driver to 1.20.00.15.RH
428934 - Can not send redirect packet when jiffiess wraparound
428964 - RHEL4.7: HDMI Audio support for AMD ATI chipsets
429103 - Allocations on resume path can cause deadlock due to attempting to swap
429930 - Fake ARP dropped after migration leading to loss of network connectivity
430313 - [QLogic 4.7 bug][4/5] qla4xxx - Race condition fixes w/ constant qla3xxx ifup/ifdown (5.01.02-d3 --gt; 5.01.02-d4)
430494 - [NetApp-S 4.7 bug] LUN removal status is not updated on the host without a driver reload
430946 - nfs server sending short packets on nfsv2 UDP readdir replies
431081 - [RHEL4.6]: Under load, an i386 PV guest on i386 HV will hang during save/restore
433249 - [EMC 4.7 bug] nfs_access_cache_shrinker() race with umount
433524 - oProfile Driver Module Patch for Family10h
435000 - ptrace: ERESTARTSYS from calling a function from a debugger
435351 - [RHEL4.7]: PV kernel can OOPs during live migrate
435787 - RHEL4.7: USB stress test failure on AMD SBX00
437423 - Add Xen disk and network paravirtualized drivers to bare-metal kernel
437865 - [RHEL 4.6] bonding 802.3ad does not work
438027 - RHEL4.6 Diskdump performance regression (mptfusion)
438115 - Add invocation of weak-modules on kernel install/remove
438688 - 68.25 Kernel rpm installation/uninstallation errors out
438723 - 32bit NFS server returns -EIO for readdirplus request when backing file system has 32bit inodes
438834 - cluster mirrors should not be attempted when cmirror modules are not loaded
438975 - gettimeofday is not monotonically increasing
439109 - [Broadcom 4.7 bug] HT1000 chip based systems getting blacklisted for msi
439539 - RHEL4 kernel ignores extended cpu model field
439540 - oprofile fix to support Penryn-based processors
439926 - do not limit locked memory when RLIMIT_MEMLOCK is RLIM_INFINITY
441445 - [QLogic 4.7 feat] Update qla2xxx - qla84xx variant support.
442124 - bonding: incorrect backport creates possible incorrect interface flags
442298 - Memory corruption due to VNIF increase
442538 - kernel panic in gnttab_map when booting RHEL4 x86_64 FV xen guest
442789 - oops in cifs module while trying to stop a thread (kthread_stop) during filesystem mount
443052 - kernel failed to boot and dropped to xmon
443053 - cciss driver crash
443825 - ls shows two /proc/[pid]/limits files for every process
444473 - Fake ARP dropped after migration leading to loss of network connectivity
447315 - parted error: Can't open /dev/xvda while probing disks during installation
448641 - [QLogic 4.7 bug] qla2xxx - Update firmware for 4, 8 Gb/S adapters
448934 - Patch for bug 435280 introduces possibility of dead lock
449381 - System hangs when using /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches under heavy load on large system.
450094 - Patch for bug 360281 "Odd behaviour in mmap" introduces regression
450645 - [QLogic 4.7 bug] qla2xxx- several fixes: ioctl module and slab corruption (8.02.09-d0-rhel4.7-04)
450918 - vmware - Console graphic problem when mouse is moved
453419 - CVE-2008-2812 kernel: NULL ptr dereference in multiple network drivers due to missing checks in tty code

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm

ia64:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.9-78.EL.noarch.rpm

ppc:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64.rpm
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ppc64.rpm

s390:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.s390.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.s390.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.s390.rpm

s390x:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.s390x.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.9-78.EL.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm

ia64:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.9-78.EL.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-hugemem-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.i686.rpm

ia64:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.ia64.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.9-78.EL.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-largesmp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-2.6.9-78.EL.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-78.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/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4145
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2812
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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