Moderate CentOS kernel Update


kernel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.src.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-doc-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm, perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm,
2018-01-18 11:04
2017-07-27 19:04
2017-04-01 19:06
2017-01-05 20:10


Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues, numerous bugs
and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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:

* It was found that the RHSA-2012:0862 update did not correctly fix the
CVE-2011-4131 issue. 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-2012-2375, Moderate)

* A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the TCP Illinois congestion control
algorithm implementation in the Linux kernel. If the TCP Illinois
congestion control algorithm were in use (the sysctl
net.ipv4.tcp_congestion_control variable set to "illinois"), a local,
unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-4565, Moderate)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way a new node's hot
added memory was propagated to other nodes' zonelists. By utilizing this
newly added memory from one of the remaining nodes, a local, unprivileged
user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-5517,

* It was found that the initial release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 did
not correctly fix the CVE-2009-4307 issue, a divide-by-zero flaw in the
ext4 file system code. A local, unprivileged user with the ability to mount
an ext4 file system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-2100, Low)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation
handled overlapping, fragmented IPv6 packets. A remote attacker could
potentially use this flaw to bypass protection mechanisms (such as a
firewall or intrusion detection system (IDS)) when sending network packets
to a target system. (CVE-2012-4444, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Antonios Atlasis working with Beyond Security's
SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program and Loganaden Velvindron of AFRINIC
for reporting CVE-2012-4444. The CVE-2012-2375 issue was discovered by Jian
Li of Red Hat, and CVE-2012-4565 was discovered by Rodrigo Freire of Red

This update also fixes numerous bugs and adds one enhancement. Space
precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Documentation
for these changes will be available shortly from the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.3 Technical Notes document linked to in the References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues, fix these bugs and add the enhancement
noted in the 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-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.src.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-doc kernel-doc-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.rpm