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rPSA-2009-0161-1 hwdata kernel



rPath Security Advisory: 2009-0161-1
Published: 2009-12-16
Products:
    rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
    rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 2
    rPath Linux 2

Rating: Critical
Exposure Level Classification:
    Remote Root Non-deterministic Denial of Service
Updated Versions:
    hwdata=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/0.225-0.4-1
    hwdata=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/0.225-0.1-1
    hwdata=rap.rpath.com@rpath:linux-1/0.225-1-1
    hwdata=rap.rpath.com@rpath:linux-2/0.225-1-1
    kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/2.6.29.6-0.7-1
    kernel=rap.rpath.com@rpath:linux-1/2.6.29.6-8-1
    kernel=rap.rpath.com@rpath:linux-2/2.6.29.6-3-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-3154
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-3156

References:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1298

Description:
    Previous kernel versions in the 2.6.29 series are vulnerable to a remote
    Denial-of-Service attack (NULL pointer dereference and hang) via long IP
    packets.  This has been fixed.
    
    Also, support for some new AHCI SATA controllers has been added in this
    update.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0161

Copyright 2009 rPath, Inc.
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