Article ID: 116372, created on Jul 1, 2013, last review on May 4, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 5.0
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Synopsis:          New Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 kernel provides
                   an update with a fix for a critical security issue.
Product:           Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0
Keywords:          "security"

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This document provides information on the new Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0
kernel, version 2.6.32-042stab078.27.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. About This Release
2. Updates Description
3. Obtaining New Kernel

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1. ABOUT THIS RELEASE

The current update for the Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 kernel provides a
new kernel based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 kernel
(2.6.32-358.6.1.el6). The updated kernel includes a fix for a critical security
issue.

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2. UPDATES DESCRIPTION

This update contains fixes for the following security issue:

*  A denial of service flaw was found in a sending message with a specific socket
   option set. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the
   system, resulting in DoS. (CVE-2013-2224)

   This flaw is not remotely exploitable and requires local login.

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3. OBTAINING NEW KERNEL

You can download and install this kernel update using the "vzup2date" utility
included in the Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 distribution set.

4. REFERENCES

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2224

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