SUSE-SA:2004:028: kernel

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2004:028 (kernel).

Various signedness issues and integer overflows have been fixed within
kNFSd and the XDR decode functions of kernel 2.6.
These bugs can be triggered remotely by sending a package with a trusted
source IP address and a write request with a size greater then 2^31.
The result will be a kernel Oops, it is unknown if this bug is otherwise
exploitable yet.
Kernel 2.4 nfsd code is different but may suffer from the same
Additionally a local denial-of-service condition via /dev/ptmx, which
affects kernel 2.6 only has been fixed. Thanks to Jan Engelhardt for
reporting this issue to us.

Solution :

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14600 ()

Bugtraq ID: 11081


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