SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 1896)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- A race condition allows local users to gain root
privileges by changing the file mode of /proc/self/
files in a way that causes those files (for instance
/proc/self/environ) to become setuid root. [#192688].

- A stack-based buffer overflow in CDROM / DVD handling
was fixed which could be used by a physical local
attacker to crash the kernel or execute code within
kernel context, depending on presence of automatic DVD
handling in the system. [#190396]. (CVE-2006-2935)

- Due to an argument validation error in
prctl(PR_SET_DUMPABLE) a local attacker can easily gain
administrator (root) privileges. [#186980].

and the following non security bugs :

- Limit the maximum number of LUNs to 16384 [#185164]

- LSI 1030/MPT Fusion driver hang during error recovery --
Optionally disable QAS [#180100]

- advance buffer pointers in h_copy_rdma() to avoid data
corruption [#186444]

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 1896.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29484 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2451

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