CentOS Linux Kernel Update 2.6.32-431.11.2 Released

CentOS Linux kernel 2.6.32-431.11.2 has just been released.

Update type(s): security and bug fix

Resolved CVEs:


* A flaw was found in the way the get_rx_bufs() function in the vhost_net
implementation in the Linux kernel handled error conditions reported by the
vhost_get_vq_desc() function. A privileged guest user could use this flaw
to crash the host. (CVE-2014-0055, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel processed an authenticated
COOKIE_ECHO chunk during the initialization of an SCTP connection. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to crash the system by initiating a specially
crafted SCTP handshake in order to trigger a NULL pointer dereference on
the system. (CVE-2014-0101, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel’s CIFS implementation
handled uncached write operations with specially crafted iovec structures.
An unprivileged local user with access to a CIFS share could use this flaw
to crash the system, leak kernel memory, or, potentially, escalate their
privileges on the system. Note: the default cache settings for CIFS mounts
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 prohibit a successful exploitation of this
issue. (CVE-2014-0069, Moderate)

* A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s cdc-wdm
driver, used for USB CDC WCM device management. An attacker with physical
access to a system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or,
potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-1860, Low)

Full details can be found here.

Updating the Kernel

You can either initiate a full yum update:

yum update
Alternatively, just update the kernel packages:

yum update "kernel-*"

As this update 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
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