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kernel Several security and bug fixes ESA-20040428-004



[ESA-20040428-004] 'kernel' Several security and bug fixes

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| Guardian Digital Security Advisory                      April 28, 2004 |
| http://www.guardiandigital.com                        ESA-20040428-004 | 
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| Package: kernel                                                        |
| Summary: Several security and bug fixes.                               |
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  EnGarde Secure Linux is an enterprise class Linux platform engineered
  to enable corporations to quickly and cost-effectively build a complete
  and secure Internet presence while preventing Internet threats.

OVERVIEW
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  This update includes Serial ATA (SATA) support, updated netfilter GRE
  and PPTP conntrack/NAT helpers, and a new 'forcedeth' Ethernet driver
  for nForce2 Ethernet support.

  This update also fixes the following security issues:

    * A buffer overflow in the ISO9660 filesystem (CAN-2004-0109)

    * Information leaks in the XFS, ext3, and JFS filesystems
      (CAN-2004-0133, CAN-2004-0177, and CAN-2004-0181 respectively)

    * A mostly likely non-exploitable bug in the panic() function
      (CAN-2004-0394)

    * A potential memory leak in the do_fork() function's error path

    * An integer overflow in the ip_setsockopt() function (CAN-2004-0424)

  Guardian Digital products affected by this issue include:

    EnGarde Secure Community 2
    EnGarde Secure Professional v1.5

  It is recommended that all users apply this update as soon as possible.

SOLUTION
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  Guardian Digital Secure Network subscribers may automatically update
  affected systems by accessing their account from within the Guardian
  Digital WebTool.

  To modify your GDSN account and contact preferences, please go to:

    https://www.guardiandigital.com/account/ 

REFERENCES
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  Guardian Digital's public key:
    http://ftp.engardelinux.org/pub/engarde/ENGARDE-GPG-KEY 

  Official Web Site of the Linux Kernel:
    http://www.kernel.org/ 

  Guardian Digital Advisories:
    http://infocenter.guardiandigital.com/advisories/ 

  Security Contact: security@guardiandigital.com 

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Author: Ryan W. Maple  
Copyright 2004, Guardian Digital, Inc.

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