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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870758
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for kernel RHSA-2012:0743-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'kernel'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'kernel'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

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

This update fixes the following security issues:

* A local, unprivileged user could use an integer overflow flaw in
drm_mode_dirtyfb_ioctl() to cause a denial of service or escalate their
privileges. (CVE-2012-0044, Important)

* A buffer overflow flaw was found in the macvtap device driver, used for
creating a bridged network between the guest and the host in KVM
(Kernel-based Virtual Machine) environments. A privileged guest user in a
KVM guest could use this flaw to crash the host. Note: This issue only
affected hosts that have the vhost_net module loaded with the
experimental_zcopytx module option enabled (it is not enabled by default),
and that also have macvtap configured for at least one guest.
(CVE-2012-2119, Important)

* When a set user ID (setuid) application is executed, certain personality
flags for controlling the application's behavior are cleared (that is, a
privileged application will not be affected by those flags). It was found
that those flags were not cleared if the application was made privileged
via file system capabilities. A local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to change the behavior of such applications, allowing them to bypass
intended restrictions. Note that for default installations, no application
shipped by Red Hat for Red Hat Enterprise Linux is made privileged via file
system capabilities. (CVE-2012-2123, Important)

* It was found that the data_len parameter of the sock_alloc_send_pskb()
function in the Linux kernel's networking implementation was not validated
before use. A privileged guest user in a KVM guest could use this flaw to
crash the host or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the host.
(CVE-2012-2136, Important)

* A buffer overflow flaw was found in the setup_routing_entry() function in
the KVM subsystem of the Linux kernel in the way the Message Signaled
Interrupts (MSI) routing entry was handled. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or, possibly, escalate
their privileges. (CVE-2012-2137, Important)

* A race condition was found in the Linux kernel's memory management
subsystem in the way pmd_none_or_clear_bad(), when called with mmap_sem in
read mode, and Transparent Huge Pages (THP) page faults interacted. A
privileged user in a KVM guest with the ballooning functionality enabled
could potentially use this ...

Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Affected Software/OS:
kernel on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
7.2

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-0044
BugTraq ID: 51371
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/51371
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/01/12/1
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0743
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0743.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1555-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1556-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-1179
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-March/075781.html
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBGN02970
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139447903326211&w=2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/15/7
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027084
http://secunia.com/advisories/48404
http://secunia.com/advisories/48898
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:0554 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-04/msg00021.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2119
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=133455718001608&w=2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/19/14
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0925 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-06/msg00005.html
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1529-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2121
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/19/16
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0676
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0676.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027083
http://secunia.com/advisories/50732
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1577-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2036-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2037-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2123
BugTraq ID: 53166
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53166
Debian Security Information: DSA-2469 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2469
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/20/6
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0670
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0670.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027072
XForce ISS Database: linux-kernel-fcaps-sec-bypass(75043)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/75043
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2136
BugTraq ID: 53721
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53721
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1087
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1087.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/50807
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1535-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2137
BugTraq ID: 54063
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/54063
http://ubuntu.5.n6.nabble.com/PATCH-Oneiric-CVE-2012-2137-KVM-Fix-buffer-overflow-in-kvm-set-irq-td4990566.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/50952
http://secunia.com/advisories/50961
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1594-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1606-1
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1607-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1609-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2372
BugTraq ID: 54062
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/54062
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1540
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1540.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:1679 (Google Search)
https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2012/suse-su-20121679-1.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2373
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/18/11
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