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Red Hat: Updated kernel packages fix a security issue

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain root privileges. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: kernel security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0129-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0129.html
Issue date:        2008-02-12
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-0600 
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1. Summary:

Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, noarch, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

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

A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this
flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available. This
issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

432251 - CVE-2008-0600 kernel vmsplice_to_pipe flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i386.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.src.rpm

i386:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i386.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm

ia64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ia64.rpm

noarch:
kernel-doc-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.noarch.rpm

ppc:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-kdump-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-kdump-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-debuginfo-common-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-debuginfo-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm
kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0600
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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