[SECURITY] Fedora 14 Update: kernel-

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Wed Sep 22 04:10:26 UTC 2010

Fedora Update Notification
2010-09-17 04:01:37

Name        : kernel
Product     : Fedora 14
Version     :
Release     : 28.fc14
URL         : http://www.kernel.org/
Summary     : The Linux kernel
Description :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

Update Information:

Fix possible local privilege escalation on x86_64 systems (CVE-2010-3081, CVE-2010-3301).  
- NOTE: All users should update because of this bug.
Fix denial of service attack with large argument lists.  
Add support for perl and python scripting to perf.  
Nouveau video driver fixes:  
- fix oops in acpi edid support
- disable acceleration on nva3/nva5/nva8
- misc fixes from upstream + NVAF support
Add support for the eject key on the Dell Studio 1555  
fix rcu_dereference_check warning  
Restore appleir driver that got lost in the 2.6.35 rebase.  
Fix DMA in via-velocity network driver.  


  [ 1 ] Bug #630551 - CVE-2010-3080 kernel: /dev/sequencer open failure is not handled correctly
  [ 2 ] Bug #634457 - CVE-2010-3081 kernel: 64-bit Compatibility Mode Stack Pointer Underflow
  [ 3 ] Bug #634449 - CVE-2010-3301 kernel: IA32 System Call Entry Point Vulnerability
  [ 4 ] Bug #628770 - CVE-2010-2954 kernel: NULL deref and panic in irda
  [ 5 ] Bug #627440 - CVE-2010-2960 keyctl_session_to_parent NULL deref system crash
  [ 6 ] Bug #629441 - CVE-2010-3067 kernel: do_io_submit() infoleak

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update kernel' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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