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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.67165
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0291
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0291.

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
(2.6.18-194.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.

Solution:
Users are advised to upgrade to these latest gfs-kmod packages, updated for
use with the 2.6.18-194.el5 kernel, which contain backported patches to
correct these issues, fix these bugs, and add this enhancement.

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-2010-0291.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
4.7

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0727
Debian Security Information: DSA-2053 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2053
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:066
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/3/11/269
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/03/12/1
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11392
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0330.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0380.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0521.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023809
http://secunia.com/advisories/39830
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