openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4749)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

++ CVE-2007-5500: A buggy condition in the ptrace attach logic can be
used by local attackers to hang the machine.

++ CVE-2007-5501: The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in
net/ipv4/tcp_input.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (crash) via crafted ACK responses that trigger a NULL pointer

++ CVE-2007-5904: Multiple buffer overflows in CIFS VFS allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute
arbitrary code via long SMB responses that trigger the overflows in
the SendReceive function.

This requires the attacker to set up a malicious Samba/CIFS server and
getting the client to connect to it.

and the following non security bugs :

++ Kernel update to (includes the fixes for CVE-2007-5500
and CVE-2007-5501 described above)

++ patches.fixes/input-add-ms-vm-to-noloop.patch: add i8042.noloop
quirk for Microsoft Virtual Machine [#297546]

++ patches.fixes/mac80211_fix_scan.diff: Make per-SSID scanning work
[#299598] [#327684]

++ patches.drivers/kobil_sct_backport.patch: Fix segfault for Kobil
USB Plus cardreaders [#327664]

++ patches.arch/acpi_thermal_passive_blacklist.patch: Avoid critical
temp shutdowns on specific ThinkPad T4x(p) and R40 [#333043]

++ patches.fixes/microtek_hal.diff: Make the microtek driver work with
HAL [#339743]

++ patches.fixes/pci-fix-unterminated-pci_device_id-lists: fix
unterminated pci_device_id lists [#340527]

++ patches.fixes/nfsacl-retval.diff: knfsd: fix spurious EINVAL errors
on first access of new filesystem [#340873]

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29248 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5500

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