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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.61295
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0607
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0607.

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

These updated packages fix the following security issue:

* a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple
Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local
unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important)

As well, these updated packages fix the following bugs:

* a possible kernel hang on hugemem systems, due to a bug in NFS, which may
have caused systems to become unresponsive, has been resolved.

* an inappropriate exit condition occurred in the architecture-specific
mmap() realization, which fell into an infinite loop under certain
conditions. On 64-bit systems, this issue may have manifested itself to
users as a soft lockup, or process hangs.

* due to a bug in hardware initialization in the ohci_hcd kernel module,
the kernel may have failed with a NULL pointer dereference. On 64-bit
PowerPC systems, this may have caused booting to fail, and drop to xmon. On
other platforms, a kernel oops occurred.

* due to insufficient locks in task termination code, a panic may have
occurred in the sys_times() system call on SMP machines.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

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-2008-0607.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.8

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-2136
BugTraq ID: 29235
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29235
Debian Security Information: DSA-1588 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1588
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-May/msg00294.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:167
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:174
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=121031533024912&w=2
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11038
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6503
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0607.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0787.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0973.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020118
http://secunia.com/advisories/30198
http://secunia.com/advisories/30241
http://secunia.com/advisories/30276
http://secunia.com/advisories/30368
http://secunia.com/advisories/30499
http://secunia.com/advisories/30818
http://secunia.com/advisories/30962
http://secunia.com/advisories/31107
http://secunia.com/advisories/31198
http://secunia.com/advisories/31341
http://secunia.com/advisories/31628
http://secunia.com/advisories/31689
http://secunia.com/advisories/33201
http://secunia.com/advisories/33280
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:030 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:032 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00002.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-625-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1543/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1716/references
XForce ISS Database: linux-kernel-ipip6rcv-dos(42451)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42451
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