Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:032 (kernel)

The remote host is missing an update to kernel announced via advisory MDVSA-2009:032.
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel: net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table. (CVE-2008-5079) Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup and process loss) via a large number of sendmsg function calls, which does not block during AF_UNIX garbage collection and triggers an OOM condition, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5029. (CVE-2008-5300) Additionaly, wireless and hotkeys support for Asus EEE were fixed, systems with HDA sound needing MSI support were added to the quirks list to be autodetected, STAC92HD71Bx and STAC92HD75Bx based HDA support was enhanced and fixed, support for HDA sound on Acer Aspire 8930 was added, Dell Inspiron Mini 9 HDA sound support was added, CIFS filesystem should now work with Kerberos, and a few more things. Check the package changelog for details. To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at: Affected: 2009.0