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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870808
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for kernel RHSA-2012:1156-01
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:

* An integer overflow flaw was found in the i915_gem_execbuffer2() function
in the Intel i915 driver in the Linux kernel. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected
32-bit systems. (CVE-2012-2383, Moderate)

* A missing initialization flaw was found in the sco_sock_getsockopt_old()
function in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth implementation. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause an information leak.
(CVE-2011-1078, Low)

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these changes will
be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the
References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues, and fix the bugs noted in the Technical
Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

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:
4.9

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1078
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/01/10
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2011:0833
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0833.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1156
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1156.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2383
BugTraq ID: 53971
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53971
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBGN02970
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139447903326211&w=2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/22/8
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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