Low CentOS kernel Update


kernel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.src.rpm, kernel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm, kernel-PAE-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm, kernel-doc-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.noarch.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i386.rpm, kernel-headers-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm, kernel-xen-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-xen-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm, kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm, kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
CVE-2012-6544, CVE-2012-6545, CVE-2013-0914, CVE-2013-1929, CVE-2013-3222, CVE-2013-3224, CVE-2013-3231, CVE-2013-3235
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2017-07-27 19:05
CVE-2013-3224 linux
CVE-2013-3231 linux
CVE-2013-3235 linux
CVE-2013-3222 linux
CVE-2013-1929 linux
CVE-2013-0914 linux
CVE-2012-6544 linux
CVE-2012-6545 linux
2017-04-01 19:07
2017-01-05 20:11


Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and various bugs
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
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:

* Information leaks in the Linux kernel could allow a local, unprivileged
user to leak kernel memory to user-space. (CVE-2012-6544, CVE-2012-6545,
CVE-2013-3222, CVE-2013-3224, CVE-2013-3231, CVE-2013-3235, Low)

* An information leak was found in the Linux kernel's POSIX signals
implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass
the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature.
(CVE-2013-0914, Low)

* A heap-based buffer overflow in the way the tg3 Ethernet driver parsed
the vital product data (VPD) of devices could allow an attacker with
physical access to a system to cause a denial of service or, potentially,
escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-1929, Low)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Previously on system boot, devices with associated Reserved Memory Region
Reporting (RMRR) information had lost their RMRR information after they
were removed from the static identity (SI) domain. Consequently, a system
unexpectedly terminated in an endless loop due to unexpected NMIs triggered
by DMA errors. This problem was observed on HP ProLiant Generation 7 (G7)
and 8 (Gen8) systems. This update prevents non-USB devices that have RMRR
information associated with them from being placed into the SI domain
during system boot. HP ProLiant G7 and Gen8 systems that contain devices
with the RMRR information now boot as expected. (BZ#957606)

* Previously, the kernel's futex wait code used timeouts that had
granularity in milliseconds. Also, when passing these timeouts to system
calls, the kernel converted the timeouts to "jiffies". Consequently,
programs could time out inaccurately which could lead to significant
latency problems in certain environments. This update modifies the futex
wait code to use a high-resolution timer (hrtimer) so the timeout
granularity is now in microseconds. Timeouts are no longer converted to
"jiffies" when passed to system calls. Timeouts passed to programs are now
accurate and the programs time out as expected. (BZ#958021)

* A recent change modified the size of the task_struct structure in the
floating point unit (fpu) counter. However, on Intel Itanium systems, this
change caused the kernel Application Binary Interface (kABI) to stop
working properly when a previously compiled module was loaded, resulting in
a kernel panic. With this update the change causing this bug has been
reverted so the bug can no longer occur. (BZ#966878)

* The cxgb4 driver previously did not clear data structures used for
firmware requests. Consequently, when initializing some Chelsio's
Terminator 4 (T4) adapters, a probe request could fail because the request
was incompatible with the adapter's firmware. This update modifies the
cxgb4 driver to properly initialize firmware request structures before
sending a request to the firmware and the problem no longer occurs.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this
update to take effect.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 kernel kernel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.src.rpm
kernel kernel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug kernel-debug-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-devel kernel-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-doc kernel-doc-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.noarch.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i386.rpm
kernel-headers kernel-headers-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-PAE kernel-PAE-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-devel kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen kernel-xen-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen kernel-xen-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-348.12.1.el5.i686.rpm