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HistoryJun 16, 2010 - 12:00 a.m.

kernel security and bug fix update







  • [XEN] fix cpu hotplug crash (Joe Jin) [orabug 7521308]
  • [XEN] Bring up vcpus before khelper init (Joe Jin) [orabug 7521308]
  • [XEN] flush the tlb cache immediately (Dave McCracken, Scott Shi) [orabug 9138767]
  • 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)
  • [XEN] use hypercall to fixmap pte updates (Mukesh Rathor) [orabug 8433329]
  • fix oops in nlmclnt_mark_reclaim (Trond Myklebust) [orabug 8568878]
  • [x86_64] Allowed machine_reboot running on boot_cpu (Joe Jin) [orabug 8425237]
  • FP register state is corrupted during the handling a SIGSEGV (Chuck Anderson)
    [orabug 7708133]
  • [x86_64]: fix x86_64 largesmp kernel reboot hang (Joe Jin) [orabug bug9126592]
  • [nfs]: fix file attribute caching (Chuck Lever, Herbert van den Bergh)
    [orabug 8449921]
  • [mm] revert patch #2042 (John Sobecki) [orabug 8895251]
  • [x86_64] Add compat32 support for readahead and fadvise64 (John Haxby)
    [orabug 9458826]
  • [XEN] free pte on hugetlb_prefault to avoid the clear_page race
    (Dave McCracken, Joe Jin) [orabug 9493665]
  • [XEN] Flush tlb cache immediately to avoid clear_page race (Dave McCracken,
    Joe Jin) [orabug 9488844]
    -pci: fix reference to dev->bus->pad2 in pcix_set_mmrbc() (Dean Nelson) [596374 499355]
    -pci: cleanup error return for pcix get and set mmrbc functions (Dean Nelson) [596374 499355]
    -pci: fix access of pci_x_cmd by pcix get and set mmrbc functions (Dean Nelson) [596374 499355]
    -pci: fix return value from pcix_get_max_mmrbc (Dean Nelson) [596374 499355]
    -sctp: fix skb_over_panic from processing too many unknown params (Neil Horman) [584655 584656] {CVE2010-1173}
    -kernel: keyrings: find_keyring_by_name() can gain the freed keyring (Vitaly Mayatskikh) [585097 585098] {CVE-2010-1437}
    -virtio: net refill on out of memory (Herbert Xu) [597310 589897]
    -net: pkt_sched: fix sfq qdisc crashes with limit of 2 packets (Jiri Pirko) [597312 587644]
    -nfs: make sure client returns updated d_type info in getdents responses (Jeff Layton) [596372 577378]
    -vfs: force reval of target when following last_bind symlinks (Jeff Layton) [533118 533119] {CVE-2009-3726}
    -nfsv4: fix a problem whereby a buggy server can oops the kernel (Jeff Layton) [533118 533119] {CVE-2009-3726}
    -nfsd4: move special stateid processing to nfs4_preprocess_stateid_op() (Jeff Layton) [597314 517162]
    -nfsd4: move nfserr_openmode checking from nfsd_read/write into nfs4_preprocess_stateid_op() (Jeff Layton) [597314 517162]
    -time drift due to incorrect accounting of lost ticks if tick_divider > 1 (Ulrich Obergfell) [590551 579716]
    -jbd: properly discard freed buffers after commit (Josef Bacik) [589155 571546]