RHSA-2005:275 - Security Advisory
ia32el security update
Security Advisory: Low
An updated ia32el package that fixes several bugs is now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
The ia32el package contains IA-32 Execution Layer platform which allows
emulation of IA-32 binaries on IA-64.
A flaw was found in the binfmt_elf loader of the Linux kernel which also
affects the IA-32 Execution Layer. A local user could create an
interpreter name string that is not NULL terminated, leading to a denial of
service (crash). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1072 to this issue.
This update also addresses the following issues:
- - Fixed execve to invoke ia32 interpreter
- - Credential fixes
- - Fixed a bug causing ibm-jvm to fail
- - Other minor bug fixes
Please refer to the package release notes for detailed information about
All users of ia32el should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 ia64
- BZ - 145695 - IA64: Need SG_IO ioctl cmd support in execution layer
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3