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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0331
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0331.

The GFS-kernel 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)

As well, these updated GFS-kernel packages are in sync with the latest
kernel (2.6.9-89.0.20.EL). The modules in earlier GFS-kernel packages fail
to load because they do not match the running kernel. It is possible to
force-load the modules
however, with this update, force-loading the
modules is not required.

Users are advised to upgrade to these latest GFS-kernel packages, which
resolve this issue and are updated for use with the 2.6.9-89.0.20.EL

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

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0727
Debian Security Information: DSA-2053 (Google Search)
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