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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0162
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:0162.

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

This update fixes the following security issues:

* A heap overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Transparent
Inter-Process Communication protocol (TIPC) implementation. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.
(CVE-2010-3859, Important)

* Missing sanity checks were found in gdth_ioctl_alloc() in the gdth driver
in the Linux kernel. A local user with access to /dev/gdth on a 64-bit
system could use these flaws to cause a denial of service or escalate their
privileges. (CVE-2010-4157, Moderate)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Bluetooth HCI UART
driver in the Linux kernel. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw
to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4242, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's garbage collector for AF_UNIX
sockets. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a
denial of service (out-of-memory condition). (CVE-2010-4249, Moderate)

* Missing initialization flaws were found in the Linux kernel. A local,
unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause information leaks.
(CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080,
CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4158, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Alan Cox for reporting CVE-2010-4242
Nossum for reporting CVE-2010-4249
Vasiliy Kulikov for reporting
Kees Cook for reporting CVE-2010-4072
and Dan Rosenberg for
reporting CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4083, and

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.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-3859
BugTraq ID: 44354
Bugtraq: 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-2126 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-3876
BugTraq ID: 44630
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4072
BugTraq ID: 45054
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2010:060 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2011:001 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2011:004 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2011:007 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2011:008 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4073
BugTraq ID: 45073
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4075
BugTraq ID: 43806
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4080
BugTraq ID: 45058
BugTraq ID: 45063
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2011:002 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4083
BugTraq ID: 43809
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4157
BugTraq ID: 44648
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4158
BugTraq ID: 44758
Bugtraq: 20101109 Kernel 0-day (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20101118 Re: Kernel 0-day (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4242
BugTraq ID: 45014
XForce ISS Database: kernel-hciuartttyopen-dos(64617)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4249
BugTraq ID: 45037
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4258
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2011:005 (Google Search)
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