SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 4185)

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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 :

- The IPv6 protocol allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service via crafted IPv6 type 0 route headers
(IPV6_RTHDR_TYPE_0) that create network amplification
between two routers. (CVE-2007-2242)

The default is that RH0 is disabled now. To adjust this,
write to the file /proc/net/accept_source_route6.

- The random number feature in the Linux kernel 2.6 (1)
did not properly seed pools when there is no entropy, or
(2) used an incorrect cast when extracting entropy,
which might have caused the random number generator to
provide the same values after reboots on systems without
an entropy source. (CVE-2007-2453)

- A NULL pointer dereference in SCTP connection tracking
could be caused by a remote attacker by sending
specially crafted packets. Note that this requires SCTP
set-up and active to be exploitable. (CVE-2007-2876)

- Stack-based buffer overflow in the random number
generator (RNG) implementation in the Linux kernel
before 2.6.22 might allow local root users to cause a
denial of service or gain privileges by setting the
default wakeup threshold to a value greater than the
output pool size, which triggers writing random numbers
to the stack by the pool transfer function involving
'bound check ordering'. (CVE-2007-3105)

Since this value can only be changed by a root user,
exploitability is low.

- The signal handling in the Linux kernel, when run on
PowerPC systems using HTX, allows local users to cause a
denial of service via unspecified vectors involving
floating point corruption and concurrency.

- Memory leak in the PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) socket
implementation in the Linux kernel allowed local users
to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by
creating a socket using connect, and releasing it before
the PPPIOCGCHAN ioctl is initialized. (CVE-2007-2525)

- The lcd_write function in drivers/usb/misc/usblcd.c in
the Linux kernel did not limit the amount of memory used
by a caller, which allowed local users to cause a denial
of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2007-3513)

- A local attacker could send a death signal to a setuid
root program under certain conditions, potentially
causing unwanted behaviour in this program.

- On machines with a Intel i965 based graphics card local
users with access to the direct rendering devicenode
could overwrite memory on the machine and so gain root
privileges. (CVE-2007-3851)

- Fixed a denial of service possibility where a local
attacker with access to a pwc camera device could hang
the USB subsystem. [#302194]

and the following non security bugs :

- patches.arch/ppc-oprofile-970mp.patch: enable ppc64/970
MP, requires oprofile 0.9.3 [#252696]

- patches.arch/x86_64-no-tsc-with-C3: don't use TSC on
x86_64 Intel systems when CPU has C3 [#254061]

- patches.arch/x86_64-hpet-lost-interrupts-fix.patch:
backport x86_64 hpet lost interrupts code [#257035]

- patches.fixes/fusion-nat-consumption-fix: handle a
potential race in mptbase. This fixes a NaT consumption
crash [#257412]

- patches.arch/ia64-skip-clock-calibration: enabled

- patches.fixes/md-raid1-handle-read-error: Correctly
handle read errors from a failed drive in raid1

- patches.arch/ia64-fix-kdump-on-init: kdump on INIT needs
multi-nodes sync-up (v.2) [#265764]

- patches.arch/ia64-perfmon-fix-2: race condition between
pfm_context_create and pfm_read [#268131]

- patches.fixes/cpufreq_ppc_boot_option.patch: workaround
for _PPC (BIOS cpufreq limitations) [#269579]

- patches.arch/acpi_package_object_support.patch: ACPI
package object as method parameter support (in AML)

- patches.fixes/ia64_cpufreq_PDC.patch: correctly assign
as cpufreq capable driver (_PDC) to BIOS [#270973]

- patches.arch/ia64-kdump-hpzx1-ioc-workaround: update to
latest upstream version of the patch [#271158]

- patches.suse/delayacct_memleak.patch: Fix delayacct
memory leak [#271187]

- patches.fixes/fc_transport-check-portstate-before-scan:
check FC portstates before invoking target scan

- patches.fixes/unusual14cd.patch: quirk for 14cd:6600

ff: fix assertion failure in reiserfs [#274288]

er.patch: D-Link DGE-530T should use the skge driver

- patches.arch/ia64-dont-unwind-running-tasks.patch: Only
unwind non-running tasks [#275854]

- patches.fixes/dm-mpath-rdac-avt-support: short circuit
RDAC hardware handler in AVT mode [#277834]

- patches.fixes/lkcd-re-enable-valid_phys_addr_range:
re-enable the valid_phys_addr_range() check [#279433]

- patches.drivers/cciss-panic-on-reboot: when root
filesystem is xfs the server cannot do a second reboot
[#279436] Also resolves same issue in [#291759].

- patches.drivers/ide-hpt366-fix-302n-oops: fix hpt302n
oops [#279705]

- patches.fixes/serial-8250-backup-timer-2-deadlock-fix:
fix possible deadlock [#280771]

- patches.fixes/nfs-osync-error-return: ensure proper
error return from O_SYNC writes [#280833]

- patches.fixes/acpi_pci_hotplug_poweroff.patch: ACPI PCI
hotplug driver acpiphp unable to power off PCI slot

meter-write-to-pci-host-bridge.patch: remove hot plug
parameter write to PCI host bridge [#281239]

- patches.fixes/scsi-set-correct-resid: Incorrect 'resid'
field values when using a tape device [#281640]

- patches.drivers/usb-edgeport-epic-support.patch: USB:
add EPIC support to the io_edgeport driver [#281921]

- patches.fixes/usb-hid-ncr-no-init-reports.patch: HID:
Don't initialize reports for NCR devices [#281921]

- patches.drivers/ppc-power6-ehea.patch: use decimal
values in sysfs propery logical_port_id, fix panic when
adding / removing logical eHEA ports [#283070]

- patches.arch/ppc-power6-ebus.patch: DLPAR Adapter
add/remove functionality for eHEA [#283239]

- patches.fixes/nfs-enospc: Return ENOSPC and EDQUOT to
NFS write requests more promptly [#284042]

-get-bridge-info-pci-hotplug-failure.patch: PCI:
hotplug: acpiphp: avoid acpiphp 'cannot get bridge info'
PCI hotplug failure [#286193]

- patches.drivers/lpfc- lpfc update to [#286223]

- patches.fixes/make-swappiness-safer-to-use.patch: Handle
low swappiness gracefully [#288799]

- patches.arch/ppc-oprofile-power5plusplus.patch: oprofile
support for Power 5++ [#289223]

- patches.drivers/ppc-power6-ehea.patch: Fixed possible
kernel panic on VLAN packet recv [#289301]

- patches.fixes/igrab_should_check_for_i_clear.patch:
igrab() should check for I_CLEAR [#289576]

- patches.fixes/wait_for_sysfs_population.diff: Driver
core: bus device event delay [#289964]

ng-better: better throttling of SG_DXFER_TO_FROM_DEV
warning messages [#290117]

vdsos.patch: Mark unwind info for signal trampolines in
vDSOs [#291421]

- patches.fixes/hugetlbfs-stack-grows-fix.patch: don't
allow the stack to grow into hugetlb reserved regions

- patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-analog-update: add
support of of missing AD codecs [#294471]

- patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-conexant-fixes: fix
unterminated arrays [#294480]

- patches.fixes/fix_hpet_init_race.patch: fix a race in
HPET initialization on x86_64 resulting in a lockup on
boot [#295115]

- patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-sigmatel-pin-fix: Fix
number of pin widgets with STAC codecs [#295653]

-message.patch: PCI: pcieport-driver: remove invalid
warning message [#297135] [#298561]

-$((NN+1)), NN =
18,...,52: update to Kernel; lots of bugfixes
[#298719] [#186582] [#186583] [#186584]

- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3027.diff: proactive patch

- patches.drivers/b44-phy-fix: Fix frequent PHY resets
under load on b44 [#301653]

- dd patches.arch/ppc-eeh-node-status-okay.patch firmware
returns 'okay' instead of 'ok' for node status [#301788]

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 4185.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29487 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2242

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