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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60702
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0129
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0129.

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

A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this
flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available. This
issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0129.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.2

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0600
BugTraq ID: 27704
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27704
BugTraq ID: 27801
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27801
Bugtraq: 20080212 rPSA-2008-0052-1 kernel (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/488009/100/0/threaded
Debian Security Information: DSA-1494 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1494
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5092
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-February/msg00254.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-February/msg00255.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-February/msg00270.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-February/msg00485.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:043
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120263652322197&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120264520431307&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120264773202422&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120266328220808&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120266353621139&w=2
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11358
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0129.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1019393
http://secunia.com/advisories/28835
http://secunia.com/advisories/28858
http://secunia.com/advisories/28875
http://secunia.com/advisories/28889
http://secunia.com/advisories/28896
http://secunia.com/advisories/28912
http://secunia.com/advisories/28925
http://secunia.com/advisories/28933
http://secunia.com/advisories/28937
http://secunia.com/advisories/29245
http://secunia.com/advisories/30818
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:007 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00005.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:013 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00002.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:030 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-577-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0487/references
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