Updated Kernel for Fedora Core 1
Posted on: 01/06/2004 06:36 PM

Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2003-046
2004-01-05
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Name : kernel
Version : 2.4.22
Release : 1.2138.nptl
Summary : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your Red Hat Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc.

Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.23 and previous which may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges. No exploit is currently available; however, it is believed that this issue is exploitable (although not trivially.) The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0985 to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain a backported security patch that corrects this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Paul Starzetz from ISEC for disclosing this issue as well as Andrea Arcangeli and Solar Designer for working on the patch.

These packages also contain a fix for a minor information leak in the real time clock (rtc) routines. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0984 to this issue.

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* Wed Dec 24 2003 Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
- Fix mremap corner case.

* Tue Dec 23 2003 Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
- Numerous USB fixes (#110307, #90442, #107929, #110872)

* Tue Dec 16 2003 Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
- Fix leak in CDROM IOCTL. (#112249)

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This update can be downloaded from:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/1/

c9a94fe6d6a3cffb2604a17bf42839e2 SRPMS/kernel-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.src.rpm
841d46869237a9acce1c5e667e13807e i386/kernel-source-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i386.rpm
ad2e530db065ddc5cceef49ff825d606 i386/kernel-doc-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i386.rpm
ed345bd737557d25437d8a06ff10c6ed i386/kernel-BOOT-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i386.rpm
bc4dab2573386726679014c6fa2eb059 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i386.rpm
88bb242a1d86c54674c8be1b2a5d918e i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i586.rpm
e5f61174a8586eb7487453dae7ea1875 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i586.rpm
ee7ac4ffefdfa5ceff18e10d9c5b776b i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i686.rpm
50a7aabcbb8642c878714e3c58a49dff i386/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i686.rpm
fdd33ad20548d78295e59a3d3c7d1f5b i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.i686.rpm
8b6ee386df3bcb68dd1c149c91f677e5 i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.athlon.rpm
01af9cea1186fefc4e844c4d78cc7a06 i386/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.athlon.rpm
01592b67d16d33f577c4de864f3799e5 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl.athlon.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.


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