MDKSA-2005:235 - Updated kernel packages fix numerous vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/22/2005 01:12 AM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update: MDKSA-2005:235 - Updated kernel packages fix numerous vulnerabilities for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2005:235

Package : kernel
Date : December 21, 2005
Affected: 2006.0

Problem Description:

Multiple vulnerabilities in the Linux 2.6 kernel have been discovered
and corrected in this update:

A stack-based buffer overflow in the sendmsg function call in versions
prior to allow local users to execute arbitrary code by
calling sendmsg and modifying the message contents in another thread

The raw_sendmsg function in versions prior to allow local
users to cause a DoS (change hardware state) or read from arbitrary
memory via crafted input (CVE-2005-2492).

The ipt_recent module in versions prior to 2.6.12 does not properly
perform certain tests when the jiffies value is greater than LONG_MAX,
which can cause ipt_recent netfilter rules to block too early

Multiple vulnerabilities in versions prior to allow local
users to cause a DoS (oops from null dereference) via fput in a 32bit
ioctl on 64-bit x86 systems or sockfd_put in the 32-bit routing_ioctl
function on 64-bit systems (CVE-2005-3044).

Versions 2.6.8 to 2.6.14-rc2 allow local users to cause a DoS (oops)
via a userspace process that issues a USB Request Block (URB) to a USB
device and terminates before the URB is finished, which leads to a
stale pointer reference (CVE-2005-3055).

drm.c in version 2.6.13 and earlier creates a debug file in sysfs with
world-readable and world-writable permissions, allowing local users to
enable DRM debugging and obtain sensitive information (CVE-2005-3179).

The Orinoco driver in 2.6.13 and earlier does not properly clear memory
from a previously used packet whose length is increased, allowing
remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (CVE-2005-3180).

Kernels 2.6.13 and earlier, when CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled, use an
incorrect function to free names_cache memory, preventing the memory
from being tracked by AUDITSYSCALL code and leading to a memory leak

The VT implementation in version 2.6.12 allows local users to use
certain IOCTLs on terminals of other users and gain privileges

A race condition in ip_vs_conn_flush in versions prior to 2.6.13, when
running on SMP systems, allows local users to cause a DoS (null
dereference) by causing a connection timer to expire while the
connection table is being flushed before the appropriate lock is
acquired (CVE-2005-3274).

The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All
users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels.

To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:


Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
a010bd5617177d007f3907e5cb1a7eaf 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-
ae019c85ae823dd0045759e68e5a415f 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-i586-up-1GB-
519cffb096c4371fcdba4ea15c7af8ac 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-i686-up-4GB-
2093641b27dd2917afd50f8daa68100b 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
d8532d9bc53c3abd28f530ed536ac1b1 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.i586.rpm
8fbab680135fccd60c7da9533af72d33 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-stripped-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.i586.rpm
475fc01a6bcd294890ca55b814bd0151 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xbox-
cdde86f8ae57d9b08f732268e534ef85 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xen0-
834ddd648671714a008303f5d8be5561 2006.0/RPMS/kernel-xenU-
6bb497c8205003ffc8538e81cdc2e0f9 2006.0/SRPMS/kernel-

Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
9fce74d95a1678c5c5217d6b113e08be x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-
5997517d826bf551567f2f7586f2f2ea x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
0f57a42ee8ef90cf2f60c8f3cc011f26 x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.x86_64.rpm
26a234853ea00c0e6f29526e023c26e4 x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/kernel-source-stripped-2.6-2.6.12-14mdk.x86_64.rpm
6bb497c8205003ffc8538e81cdc2e0f9 x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/kernel-

To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)


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