Moderate CentOS kernel Update

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kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.src.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-doc-2.6.32-279.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm, perf-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm, perf-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2012-07-10
2017-07-27 20:03
2017-07-27 19:03
2017-04-01 19:06
2017-01-05 20:10

Description


Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues, address several
hundred bugs and add numerous enhancements are now available as part of the
ongoing support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6. This
is the third regular update.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
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 packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

This update fixes the following security issues:

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Event Poll (epoll)
subsystem handled large, nested epoll structures. A local, unprivileged
user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1083,
Moderate)

* 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-2011-4131, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Nelson Elhage for reporting CVE-2011-1083, and
Andy Adamson for reporting CVE-2011-4131.

This update also fixes several hundred bugs and adds enhancements. Refer to
the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Release Notes for information on the most
significant of these changes, and the Technical Notes for further
information, both linked to in the References.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 users are advised to install these updated
packages, which correct these issues, and fix the bugs and add the
enhancements noted in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Release Notes and
Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take
effect.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
6 kernel kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.src.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-doc kernel-doc-2.6.32-279.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-279.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64.rpm