openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4473)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- CVE-2007-4573: It was possible for local user to become
root by exploiting a bug in the IA32 system call
emulation. This affects x86_64 platforms with kernel
2.4.x and 2.6.x before only.

- CVE-2007-4571: An information disclosure vulnerability
in the ALSA driver can be exploited by local users to
read sensitive data from the kernel memory.

Furthermore, this kernel catches up to the SLE 10 state of the kernel,
with numerous additional fixes.

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27297 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4571

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