SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (i386) (ZYPP Patch Number 2097)

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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 double userspace copy in a SCTP ioctl allows local
attackers to overflow a buffer in the kernel,
potentially allowing code execution and privilege
escalation. [#199441]. (CVE-2006-3745)

- Local attackers were able to crash PowerPC systems with
PPC970 processor using a not correctly disabled
privileged instruction ('attn'). [#197810].

- Remote attackers able to access an NFS of a ext2 or ext3
filesystem can cause a denial of service (file system
panic) via a crafted UDP packet with a V2 lookup
procedure that specifies a bad file handle (inode
number), which triggers an error and causes an exported
directory to be remounted read-only. [#192988].

and the following non security bugs :

- XEN patches/fixes :

- kunmap_atomic() must zap the PTE to avoid dangling

- Fix oops on io scheduler unload on a process without ioc

- OCFS2 updated to to version 1.2.3.

- update patches.arch/ppc-update_gtod-race.patch: restrict
to 64bit only because it leads to deadlocks on ppc32

- Fix MCA recovery in context switch path [#199472]

- fix gettimeofday vs. update_gtod race [#197699]

- LKCD: dump all slab pages. [#196330]

- Make idle io be lowest priority best-effort [#195387]

- Fix dropping of wrong cic. [#195387]

- Fix stale file handle problem with subtree_checking.

- Remove Altix PROM bit that can race on MCAs. [#193296]

- Prevent silent data corruption caused by XPC. [#193132]

- Fix race condition during COW [#192259]

- sched: fix group power for allnodes_domains [#191929]

- Allow dma_alloc_coherent() to work for regions up to
2MB. [#191615]

- fix ABBA deadlock between cpuset callback_sem and
hotplug cpucontrol mutex [#191582]

- Check for existing sysfs directory prior to creating one

- Fix possible NFS panic in readdir. [#189951]

- MPT driver: Fix oops on module loading [#189534]

- SUNRPC: Ensure that rpc_mkpipe returns a refcounted
dentry [#183013]

- Pass file mode on DMAPI remove events [#182691]

- MPT driver: Fix oops during error recovery [#177919]

- flush icache on POWER4 cpus to fix itrace crash

- KPROBES: Fix system panic if user doing copy_from_user
in the probe handlers [#171483]

- patches.xen/xen-balloon-max-target: Expose limit domain
can be ballooned up to [#152667]

- Avoid possible soft-lockup, particularly related to md

- reiserfs: fix transaction overflowing [#145070]

Fixes for S/390 :

- IBM Patchcluster 6

- Problem-ID: 25393 - xpram: module parameter parsing.

- Problem-ID: 23720 - zfcp: failed paths remain

- Problem-ID: 23989 - zfcp: ERP 'deadlock' when
registering a scsi device or remote port (partII)

- Problem-ID: 24645 - qeth: qethconf not adding ipa

- Problem-ID: 25507 - cio: 5 min timeout after setting
chpid offline.

- Problem-ID: 25511 - cio: Fix some path grouping and path
verification related problems.

- IBM Patchcluster 7

- Problem-ID: 25564 - qeth: race during setup of qeth

- Problem-ID: 25799 - iucv: multiple interfaces with same
peer established

- Problem-ID: 25801 - cio: permanent subchannel busy
conditions may cause I/O stall

- Problem-ID: 23575 - cio: module containing ccwgroup
driver cannot be unloaded.

- Problem-ID: 25802 - cio: Disallow ccwgroup devices
containing non-unique ccw devices.

- Problem-ID: 26016 - qeth: race when reboot and recovery
run concurrently

- Problem-ID: 26068 - qeth: kernel panic under heavy UDP

- Problem-ID: 26103 - cio: I/O stall due to lost interupt
after CHPID vary off/on cycle

- Problem-ID: 26014 - qeth: stack trace with msg
'inconsistent lock state'

- Problem-ID: 26118 - dasd: kernel BUG when setting a DASD
device offline.

- Problem-ID: 19628 - zfcp: do adapter reopen on do_QDIO

- Problem-ID: 26144 - qeth: Setrouting for ipv6 invalid on

- Problem-ID: 23427, 24855 - cio: Inconsistent values in
channel measurement facility.

- Problem-ID: 24511 - dasd: Cleanup queue fails during
offline processing.

For further describtion of the named Problem-IDs, please
look to
il20 04_recommended.html

In the former Kernel the HZ_TIMER was switched on by default. This is
now switched off. (see cat /proc/sys/kernel/hz_timer on the system)

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 2097.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29485 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3468

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