kernel security and bug fix update

2009-08-13T00:00:00
ID ELSA-2009-1211
Type oraclelinux
Reporter Oracle
Modified 2009-08-13T00:00:00

Description

[2.6.9-89.0.7.0.1.EL] - fix skb alignment that was causing sendto() to fail with EFAULT (Olaf Kirch) [orabug 6845794] fix enomem due to larger mtu size page alloc (Zach Brown) [orabug 5486128] - backout patch sysrq-b that queues upto keventd thread (Guru Anbalagane) [orabug 6125546] - netrx/netpoll race avoidance (Tina Yang) [orabug 6143381] - [XEN] Fix elf_core_dump (Tina Yang) [orabug 6995928] - use lfence instead of cpuid instruction to implement memory barriers (Herbert van den Bergh) [orabug 7452412] - add netpoll support to xen netfront (Tina Yang) [orabz 7261] - [xen] execshield: fix endless GPF fault loop (Stephen Tweedie) [orabug 7175395] - [xen]: port el5u2 patch that allows 64-bit PVHVM guest to boot with 32-bit dom0 [orabug 7452107] xenstore - [mm] update shrink_zone patch to allow 100% swap utilization (John Sobecki, Chris Mason, Chuck Anderson, Dave McCracken) [orabug 7566319,6086839] - [kernel] backport report_lost_ticks patch from EL5.2 (John Sobecki) [orabug 6110605] - [xen] fix for hung JVM thread after #GPF [orabug 7916406] (Chuck Anderson) - port EL5U3 patch to adjust totalhigh_pages in the balloon driver [orabug 8300888] - check to see if hypervisor supports memory reservation change (Chuck Anderson) [orabug7556514] - [XEN] use hypercall to fixmap pte updates (Mukesh Rathor) [orabug 8433329] - [XEN] Extend physical mask to 40bit for machine above 64G [orabug 8312526] [2.6.9-89.0.7] -Revert: eliminate deadlock with echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches (Larry Woodman) [505649 495861] [2.6.9-89.0.6] -r8169: fix crash when large packets are received (Ivan Vecera) [504729 504730] {CVE-2009-1389} -block: block initialize request struct (Tomas Henzl) [513189 505506] -scsi: do not fastfail device errors (Mike Christie) [514007 505122] [2.6.9-89.0.5] -mm: clear hugeptes properly (James Paradis) [513182 497204] -block: protect the per gendisk partition array with rcu (Jeff Moyer) [512310 495858] [2.6.9-89.0.4] -cifs: fix unicode alignment and buffer sizing problems (Jeff Layton) [494277 494278] {CVE-2009-1439} -cifs: fix potential buffer overruns when converting strings (Jeff Layton) [496574 496575] {CVE-2009-1633} -eliminate deadlock with echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches (Larry Woodman) [505649 495861] -net: bonding: select current active slave when enslaving device for mode tlb and alb (Jiri Pirko) [507563 500637] -fix cast in time keeping code (Prarit Bhargava) [508835 491147]