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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-220

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-220
Posted Oct 30, 2008
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory - Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel.

tags | advisory, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-3272, CVE-2008-0598, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-3525, CVE-2007-6716, CVE-2008-4210
SHA-256 | 7776028bfa22927dab9f933f9d2d0b42c9072aedca52834bb403e83d5e43240b

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-220

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2008:220

Package : kernel
Date : October 29, 2008
Affected: Corporate 4.0

Problem Description:

Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux
2.6 kernel:

The snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info function in
sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_synth.c in the sound subsystem in the Linux
kernel before 2.6.27-rc2 does not verify that the device number is
within the range defined by max_synthdev before returning certain
data to the caller, which allows local users to obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-3272)

Unspecified vulnerability in the 32-bit and 64-bit emulation in the
Linux kernel 2.6.9, 2.6.18, and probably other versions allows local
users to read uninitialized memory via unknown vectors involving a
crafted binary. (CVE-2008-0598)

The (1) real_lookup and (2) __lookup_hash functions in fs/namei.c
in the vfs implementation in the Linux kernel before does
not prevent creation of a child dentry for a deleted (aka S_DEAD)
directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service
(overflow of the UBIFS orphan area) via a series of attempted file
creations within deleted directories. (CVE-2008-3275)

Integer overflow in the sctp_setsockopt_auth_key function in
net/sctp/socket.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp)
implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.24-rc1 through allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly have
unspecified other impact via a crafted sca_keylength field associated
with the SCTP_AUTH_KEY option. (CVE-2008-3525)

fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23
does not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users
to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain
fio test. (CVE-2007-6716)

fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip
setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows
local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain
sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact,
by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1)
truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped
I/O. (CVE-2008-4210)

Additionaly, support for Intel's ICH9 controller was added, and 'tg3'
driver was updated to version 3.71b.

To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:




Updated Packages:

Corporate 4.0:
18e4f866e828c034bec76ac8d7f26525 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-
0bda3e86d35cd861555ca47745923a3a corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-BOOT-
eb998b4fbfc4112d1c440d5486478cd8 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-doc-
79beddb09c974d8f662a973c2a837014 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-i586-up-1GB-
29bb1ba0ae3d35ba7dd8bf2cdc6addd2 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-i686-up-4GB-
1718d610c089332182f4bdc5f5248af3 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-smp-
dbb042a1827e3a87285b11a98c93ee61 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-source-
919a6e64fd7dee06ad6415296fb93a15 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-source-stripped-
9ff3684803d697d89810f2746d458027 corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-xbox-
06837d6f30639fb58fea1da2cab7097e corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-xen0-
c81576048b5b8e7f28a284b342fa7a6a corporate/4.0/i586/kernel-xenU-
5bbf8703855ed2e5e2243e08568f3e82 corporate/4.0/SRPMS/kernel-

Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
a22b361c0807a66cdad1ac13dd49605a corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-
574e797964205ebabb7c189d76f9d054 corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-BOOT-
bbd992c15f04bcfaf7b812455aa9c056 corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-doc-
482eb6d9350062f90aec6f83cfad3946 corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-smp-
d1c5836b8f094cce7060ed9b643182c5 corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-source-
43b494d6b75c09c25d6b7d3ffee1c88a corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-source-stripped-
e2b98128b36fb258737be88e426ec33f corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-xen0-
fda16af31ed711ade480db203401e310 corporate/4.0/x86_64/kernel-xenU-
5bbf8703855ed2e5e2243e08568f3e82 corporate/4.0/SRPMS/kernel-

To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

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