OracleVM 2.1 : kernel (OVMSA-2009-0009)


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : CVE-2008-4307 Race condition in the do_setlk function in fs/nfs/file.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors resulting in an interrupted RPC call that leads to a stray FL_POSIX lock, related to improper handling of a race between fcntl and close in the EINTR case. CVE-2009-1337 The exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30-rc1 does not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability is held, which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application. CVE-2009-0834 The audit_syscall_entry function in the Linux kernel and earlier on the x86_64 platform does not properly handle (1) a 32-bit process making a 64-bit syscall or (2) a 64-bit process making a 32-bit syscall, which allows local users to bypass certain syscall audit configurations via crafted syscalls, a related issue to CVE-2009-0342 and CVE-2009-0343. CVE-2009-1336 fs/nfs/client.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 does not properly initialize a certain structure member that stores the maximum NFS filename length, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a long filename, related to the encode_lookup function. - CVE-2008-4307 -[nfs] remove bogus lock-if-signalled case (Bryn M. Reeves) [456287 456288] - CVE-2009-1337 - [misc] exit_notify: kill the wrong capable check - CVE-2009-0834 - [ptrace] audit_syscall_entry to use right syscall number (Jiri Pirko) [488001 488002] - CVE-2009-1336 - [nfs] v4: client crash on file lookup with long names (Sachin S. Prabhu) [494078 493942]