Important CentOS kernel Update


kernel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.src.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm, perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm,
2018-01-18 11:05
2017-07-27 19:05
2017-04-01 19:06
2017-01-05 20:10


Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and several bugs are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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
operating system.

This update fixes the following security issues:

* A flaw was found in the way the xen_iret() function in the Linux kernel
used the DS (the CPU's Data Segment) register. A local, unprivileged user
in a 32-bit, para-virtualized Xen hypervisor guest could use this flaw to
crash the guest or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-0228,

* A flaw was found in the way file permission checks for the
"/dev/cpu/[x]/msr" files were performed in restricted root environments
(for example, when using a capability-based security model). A local user
with the ability to write to these files could use this flaw to escalate
their privileges to kernel level, for example, by writing to the
SYSENTER_EIP_MSR register. (CVE-2013-0268, Important)

The CVE-2013-0228 issue was discovered by Andrew Jones of Red Hat.

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these changes will
be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the
References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues, and fix the bugs 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-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.src.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-doc kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.rpm