The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.
This update fixes the following security issues:
* an array index error was found in the gdth driver in the Linux kernel. A local user could send a specially-crafted IOCTL request that would cause a denial of service or, possibly, privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3080 to this issue.
* a flaw was found in the collect_rx_frame() function in the HiSax ISDN driver (hfc_usb) in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this flaw to send a specially-crafted HDLC packet that could trigger a buffer out of bounds, possibly resulting in a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-4005 to this issue.
* 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. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-3889 and CVE-2009-3939 to these issues.
* a buffer overflow flaw was found in the hfs_bnode_read() function in the HFS file system implementation in the Linux kernel. This could lead to a denial of service if a user browsed a specially-crafted HFS file system, for example, by running "ls". The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-4020 to this issue.
More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya Aura™ Communication Manager||5.1.x and earlier||Low||Upgrade to CM 5.2.1 or later.|
|Avaya Intuity AUDIX LX||2.0, including 2.0 SP1, 2.0 SP2||Low||This advisory will not be addressed by Intuity AUDIX LX as no further releases are planned.|
|Avaya Messaging Storage Server||4.x, 5.x thru 5.2 SP3||Low||Upgrade to MSS 5.2 SP4 or later.|
|Avaya Message Networking||3.1, 5.2 including 5.2 SP1||Low||Upgrade to MN 5.2 SP2 or later.|
|Avaya Aura™ SIP Enablement Services||5.1.x and earlier||Low||This advisory will not be addressed by SES as no further releases are planned.|
|Avaya Voice Portal||4.x||Low||Upgrade to VP 5.0 or later.|
|Avaya Meeting Exchange||5.x||Low||Upgrade to MX 6.2 or later.|
|Avaya Proactive Contact||4.0, 4.1, 4.1.x||Low||Upgrade to PC 4.2 or later.|
|Avaya Aura™ Application Enablement Services||4.0 thru 4.2.3||Low||Upgrade to AES 4.2.4 or later.|
Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place; risk to Avaya's product and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as a product update is available or the recommended action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period.
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.
|Avaya Aura™ Application Enablement Services 4.x/5.x||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.|
|CVLAN||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.|
|Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS)||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.|
|Avaya Aura™ System Manager 1.0||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the SMGR application.|
|Voice Portal||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the Voice Portal application.|
Recommended Actions for Software-Only Products:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by RedHat Linux.
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - March 4, 2010 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - June 2, 2010 - Changed PC affected versions and actions.
V 3.0 - August 12, 2010 - Changed AES affected versions and actions.
V 4.0 - October 29, 2010 - Changed CM, MSS and VP actions.
V 5.0 - December 15, 2010 - Changed MN affected versions and actions.
V 6.0 - March 15, 2013 - Changed MX affected versions and actions and advisory status to final.
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