(RHSA-2010:0342) Important: kernel security and bug fix update

2010-04-06T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2010:0342
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T11:56:50

Description

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

This update fixes the following security issue:

  • a flaw was found in the sctp_rcv_ootb() function in the Linux kernel Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted SCTP packet to a target system, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0008, Important)

This update also fixes the following bug:

  • the fix for CVE-2009-4538 provided by RHSA-2010:0111 introduced a regression, preventing Wake on LAN (WoL) working for network devices using the Intel PRO/1000 Linux driver, e1000e. Attempting to configure WoL for such devices resulted in the following error, even when configuring valid options:

"Cannot set new wake-on-lan settings: Operation not supported not setting wol"

This update resolves this regression, and WoL now works as expected for network devices using the e1000e driver. (BZ#565495)

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