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rPSA-2008-0332-1 kernel Dec 09 2008 04:21PM
rPath Update Announcements (announce-noreply rpath com)
rPath Security Advisory: 2008-0332-1
Published: 2008-12-09
Products:
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 2
rPath Linux 1
rPath Linux 2

Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
Local User Non-deterministic Privilege Escalation
Updated Versions:
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1-vmware/2.6.26.8-0.2-1
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/2.6.26.8-0.2-1
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/2.6.26.8-2-0.1
kernel=rap.rpath.com@rpath:linux-1/2.6.26.8-2-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2915

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5079
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5182
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5300

Description:
Previous versions of the kernel package contain multiple
vulnerabilities. The inotify functionality may allow local
users to gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race
conditions in inotify watch removal and umount. Additionally,
there are two Denial of Services vulnerabilities, including one
in which a local user may cause a "soft" system lock-up.

This update requires a system reboot to implement the fixes.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0332

Copyright 2008 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html

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