Important CentOS kernel Update
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Updated kernel packages that fix multiple 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 fourth regular update.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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
This update fixes the following security issues:
* A race condition was found in the way asynchronous I/O and fallocate()
interacted when using the ext4 file system. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to expose random data from an extent whose data blocks
have not yet been written, and thus contain data from a deleted file.
* A flaw was found in the way the vhost kernel module handled descriptors
that spanned multiple regions. A privileged guest user in a KVM guest could
use this flaw to crash the host or, potentially, escalate their privileges
on the host. (CVE-2013-0311, Important)
* It was found that the default SCSI command filter does not accommodate
commands that overlap across device classes. A privileged guest user could
potentially use this flaw to write arbitrary data to a LUN that is
passed-through as read-only. (CVE-2012-4542, Moderate)
* A flaw was found in the way the xen_failsafe_callback() function in the
Linux kernel handled the failed iret (interrupt return) instruction
notification from the Xen hypervisor. An unprivileged user in a 32-bit
para-virtualized guest could use this flaw to crash the guest.
* A flaw was found in the way pmd_present() interacted with PROT_NONE
memory ranges when transparent hugepages were in use. A local, unprivileged
user could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2013-0309, Moderate)
* A flaw was found in the way CIPSO (Common IP Security Option) IP options
were validated when set from user mode. A local user able to set CIPSO IP
options on the socket could use this flaw to crash the system.
Red Hat would like to thank Theodore Ts'o for reporting CVE-2012-4508, and
Andrew Cooper of Citrix for reporting CVE-2013-0190. Upstream acknowledges
Dmitry Monakhov as the original reporter of CVE-2012-4508. The
CVE-2012-4542 issue was discovered by Paolo Bonzini of Red Hat.
This update also fixes several hundred bugs and adds enhancements. Refer to
the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 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 6.4 Release Notes and
Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take
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