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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870860
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for kernel RHSA-2012:1445-01
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 issue:

* It was found that the RHSA-2010:0178 update did not correctly fix the
CVE-2009-4307 issue, a divide-by-zero flaw in the ext4 file system code. A
local, unprivileged user with the ability to mount an ext4 file system
could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2100, 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 this issue, 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 (v. 5 server)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
7.1

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2100
BugTraq ID: 53414
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53414
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/12/11
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1445
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1445.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1580
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1580.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-4307
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:029
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/12/9/255
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9874
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0380.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/37658
http://secunia.com/advisories/38017
http://secunia.com/advisories/38276
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2010:001 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-01/msg00000.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2010:005 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-01/msg00005.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2934
BugTraq ID: 53961
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53961
Debian Security Information: DSA-2501 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2501
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201309-24.xml
http://support.amd.com/us/Processor_TechDocs/25759.pdf
http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-announce/2012-06/msg00002.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/51413
http://secunia.com/advisories/55082
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1572 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-11/msg00017.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1573 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-11/msg00018.html
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