RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1635

2009-12-10T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:136141256231066356
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
Modified 2018-04-06T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory RHSA-2009:1635.

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

These updated packages fix the following security issues:

  • a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation in the Linux kernel. Several of the NFSv4 file locking functions failed to check whether a file had been opened on the server before performing locking operations on it. A local user on a system with an NFSv4 share mounted could possibly use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2009-3726, Important)

  • permission issues were found in the megaraid_sas driver (for SAS based RAID controllers) in the Linux kernel. The dbg_lvl and poll_mode_io files on the sysfs file system (/sys/) had world-writable permissions. This could allow local, unprivileged users to change the behavior of the driver. (CVE-2009-3889, CVE-2009-3939, Moderate)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: RHSA_2009_1635.nasl 9350 2018-04-06 07:03:33Z cfischer $
# Description: Auto-generated from advisory RHSA-2009:1635 ()
#
# Authors:
# Thomas Reinke <reinke@securityspace.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
# Text descriptions are largely excerpted from the referenced
# advisory, and are Copyright (c) the respective author(s)
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2,
# or at your option, GNU General Public License version 3,
# as published by the Free Software Foundation
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
#

include("revisions-lib.inc");
tag_summary = "The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1635.

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

These updated packages fix the following security issues:

* a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation in
the Linux kernel. Several of the NFSv4 file locking functions failed to
check whether a file had been opened on the server before performing
locking operations on it. A local user on a system with an NFSv4 share
mounted could possibly use this flaw to cause a denial of service or
escalate their privileges. (CVE-2009-3726, Important)

* permission issues were found in the megaraid_sas driver (for SAS based
RAID controllers) in the Linux kernel. The dbg_lvl and poll_mode_io
files on the sysfs file system (/sys/) had world-writable permissions.
This could allow local, unprivileged users to change the behavior of the
driver. (CVE-2009-3889, CVE-2009-3939, Moderate)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements. The system must
be rebooted for this update to take effect.";

tag_solution = "Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date";



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 script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

 script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com");
 script_family("Red Hat Local Security Checks");
 script_dependencies("gather-package-list.nasl");
 script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/rhel", "ssh/login/rpms");
 script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
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#
# The script code starts here
#

include("pkg-lib-rpm.inc");

res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt", rpm:"kernel-rt~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-debug", rpm:"kernel-rt-debug~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo", rpm:"kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-debug-devel", rpm:"kernel-rt-debug-devel~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-debuginfo", rpm:"kernel-rt-debuginfo~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-debuginfo-common", rpm:"kernel-rt-debuginfo-common~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-devel", rpm:"kernel-rt-devel~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-trace", rpm:"kernel-rt-trace~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo", rpm:"kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-trace-devel", rpm:"kernel-rt-trace-devel~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-vanilla", rpm:"kernel-rt-vanilla~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-vanilla-debuginfo", rpm:"kernel-rt-vanilla-debuginfo~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-vanilla-devel", rpm:"kernel-rt-vanilla-devel~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"kernel-rt-doc", rpm:"kernel-rt-doc~2.6.24.7~139.el5rt", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}

if (report != "") {
    security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
    exit(99); # Not vulnerable.
}