Important CentOS kernel Update


kernel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.src.rpm, kernel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm, kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.noarch.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm, perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm, perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm, python-perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm,
2018-01-18 11:05
2017-07-27 19:05
2017-04-01 19:07
2017-01-05 20:11


Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

This update fixes the following security issue:

* It was found that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 kernel update
(RHSA-2011:0542) introduced an integer conversion issue in the Linux
kernel's Performance Events implementation. This led to a user-supplied
index into the perf_swevent_enabled array not being validated properly,
resulting in out-of-bounds kernel memory access. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-2094,

A public exploit that affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is available.

Refer to Red Hat Knowledge Solution 373743, linked to in the References,
for further information and mitigation instructions for users who are
unable to immediately apply this update.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported
patch to correct this issue. 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-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.src.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm
kernel-doc kernel-doc-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-firmware kernel-firmware-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.noarch.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm
perf perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.i686.rpm
python-perf python-perf-2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64.rpm