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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: gfs-kmod security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2010:0521-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0521.html
Issue date: 2010-07-08
CVE Names: CVE-2010-0727
Updated gfs-kmod packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Extended Update Support, kernel release
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHEL Cluster-Storage (v. 5.4.Z server) - i386, ia64, ppc, x86_64
The gfs-kmod packages contain modules that provide the ability to mount and
use GFS file systems.
A flaw was found in the gfs_lock() implementation. The GFS locking code
could skip the lock operation for files that have the S_ISGID bit
(set-group-ID on execution) in their mode set. A local, unprivileged user
on a system that has a GFS file system mounted could use this flaw to cause
a kernel panic. (CVE-2010-0727)
These updated gfs-kmod packages are in sync with the latest kernel
(2.6.18-164.19.1.el5). The modules in earlier gfs-kmod packages failed to
load because they did not match the running kernel. It was possible to
force-load the modules. With this update, however, users no longer need to.
Users are advised to upgrade to these latest gfs-kmod packages, updated for
use with the 2.6.18-164.19.1.el5 kernel, which contain a backported patch
to correct this issue.
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
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
570863 - CVE-2010-0727 bug in GFS/GFS2 locking code leads to dos
6. Package List:
RHEL Cluster-Storage (v. 5.4.Z server):
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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