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[RHSA-2014:0285-01] Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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Red Hat Security Advisory

 

Synopsis: Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:0285-01

Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0285.html

Issue date: 2014-03-12

CVE Names: CVE-2013-2929 CVE-2013-4483 CVE-2013-4554

CVE-2013-6381 CVE-2013-6383 CVE-2013-6885

CVE-2013-7263

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1. Summary:

 

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs,

and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

 

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.

 

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, noarch, ppc, s390x, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, noarch, x86_64

 

3. Description:

 

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux

operating system.

 

* A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the qeth_snmp_command()

function in the Linux kernel's QETH network device driver implementation

handled SNMP IOCTL requests with an out-of-bounds length. A local,

unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially,

escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-6381, Important)

 

* A flaw was found in the way the ipc_rcu_putref() function in the Linux

kernel's IPC implementation handled reference counter decrementing.

A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger an Out of Memory

(OOM) condition and, potentially, crash the system. (CVE-2013-4483,

Moderate)

 

* It was found that the Xen hypervisor implementation did not correctly

check privileges of hypercall attempts made by HVM guests, allowing

hypercalls to be invoked from protection rings 1 and 2 in addition to ring

0. A local attacker in an HVM guest able to execute code on privilege

levels 1 and 2 could potentially use this flaw to further escalate their

privileges in that guest. Note: Xen HVM guests running unmodified versions

of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows are not affected by this

issue because they are known to only use protection rings 0 (kernel) and 3

(userspace). (CVE-2013-4554, Moderate)

 

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Adaptec RAID controller

(aacraid) checked permissions of compat IOCTLs. A local attacker could use

this flaw to bypass intended security restrictions. (CVE-2013-6383,

Moderate)

 

* It was found that, under specific circumstances, a combination of write

operations to write-combined memory and locked CPU instructions may cause a

core hang on certain AMD CPUs (for more information, refer to AMD CPU

erratum 793 linked in the References section). A privileged user in a guest

running under the Xen hypervisor could use this flaw to cause a denial of

service on the host system. This update adds a workaround to the Xen

hypervisor implementation, which mitigates the AMD CPU issue. Note: this

issue only affects AMD Family 16h Models 00h-0Fh Processors. Non-AMD CPUs

are not vulnerable. (CVE-2013-6885, Moderate)

 

* It was found that certain protocol handlers in the Linux kernel's

networking implementation could set the addr_len value without initializing

the associated data structure. A local, unprivileged user could use this

flaw to leak kernel stack memory to user space using the recvmsg, recvfrom,

and recvmmsg system calls. (CVE-2013-7263, Low)

 

* A flaw was found in the way the get_dumpable() function return value was

interpreted in the ptrace subsystem of the Linux kernel. When

'fs.suid_dumpable' was set to 2, a local, unprivileged local user could

use this flaw to bypass intended ptrace restrictions and obtain

potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2013-2929, Low)

 

Red Hat would like to thank Vladimir Davydov of Parallels for reporting

CVE-2013-4483 and the Xen project for reporting CVE-2013-4554 and

CVE-2013-6885. Upstream acknowledges Jan Beulich as the original reporter

of CVE-2013-4554 and CVE-2013-6885.

 

This update also fixes several bugs and adds one enhancement.

Documentation for these changes will be available shortly from the

Technical Notes document linked to in the References section.

 

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which

contain backported patches to correct these issues and add this

enhancement. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

 

4. Solution:

 

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata

relevant to your system have been applied.

 

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the

Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

 

To install kernel packages manually, use "rpm -ivh [package]". Do not use

"rpm -Uvh" as that will remove the running kernel binaries from your

system. You may use "rpm -e" to remove old kernels after determining that

the new kernel functions properly on your system.

 

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

 

1024854 - CVE-2013-4483 kernel: ipc: ipc_rcu_putref refcount races

1028148 - CVE-2013-2929 kernel: exec/ptrace: get_dumpable() incorrect tests

1029111 - CVE-2013-4554 kernel: xen: hypercalls exposed to privilege rings 1 and 2 of HVM guests

1033530 - CVE-2013-6383 Kernel: AACRAID Driver compat IOCTL missing capability check

1033600 - CVE-2013-6381 Kernel: qeth: buffer overflow in snmp ioctl

1035823 - CVE-2013-6885 hw: AMD CPU erratum may cause core hang

1035875 - CVE-2013-7263 CVE-2013-7265 Kernel: net: leakage of uninitialized memory to user-space via recv syscalls

 

6. Package List:

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

 

Source:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.src.rpm

 

i386:

kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-PAE-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-PAE-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i386.rpm

kernel-xen-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

 

noarch:

kernel-doc-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.noarch.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-xen-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

 

Source:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.src.rpm

 

i386:

kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-PAE-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-PAE-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i386.rpm

kernel-xen-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.i686.rpm

 

ia64:

kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-xen-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ia64.rpm

 

noarch:

kernel-doc-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.noarch.rpm

 

ppc:

kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-kdump-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

 

s390x:

kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-kdump-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.s390x.rpm

 

x86_64:

kernel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-xen-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-371.6.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

 

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and

details on how to verify the signature are available from

https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

 

7. References:

 

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-2929.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4483.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4554.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-6381.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-6383.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-6885.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-7263.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

http://support.amd.com/TechDocs/51810_16h_00h-0Fh_Rev_Guide.pdf

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.10_Technical_Notes/kernel.html

 

8. Contact:

 

The Red Hat security contact is . More contact

details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

 

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.

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