CentOS Linux kernel 2.6.32-431.1.2 has just been released.
Update type(s): security, bug fix and enhancement
* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel’s TCP/IP protocol suite
implementation handled sending of certain UDP packets over sockets that
used the UDP_CORK option when the UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) feature
was enabled on the output device. A local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to cause a denial of service or, potentially, escalate their
privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-4470, Important)
* A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the apic_get_tmcct() function in KVM’s
Local Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (LAPIC) implementation.
A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the host.
* A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way KVM handled virtual
APIC accesses that crossed a page boundary. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their
privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-6368, Important)
* An information leak flaw in the Linux kernel could allow a local,
unprivileged user to leak kernel memory to user space. (CVE-2013-2141, Low)
Full details can be found here.
Updating the Kernel
You can either initiate a full yum update:
Alternatively, just update the kernel packages:
yum update "kernel-*"
As this has just been released, your preferred CentOS yum mirror may not have the update yet. In this case. you may need to wait a few hours for the update to become available. Cached repo data can also prevent new updates from being found. To clear your yum cache, run:
yum clean all