SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 2399)

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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 bug within the UDF filesystem that caused machine
hangs when truncating files on the filesystem was fixed.
[#186226]. (CVE-2006-4145)

- A potential crash when receiving IPX packets was fixed.
This problem is thought not to be exploitable. [#197809]

- A problem in DVB packet handling could be used to crash
the machine when receiving DVB net packages is active.
[#201429]. (CVE-2006-4623)

- A struct file leak was fixed in the perfmon(2) system
call on the Itanium architecture. [#202269].

- A malformed ELF image can be used on the Itanium
architecture to trigger a kernel crash (denial of
service) when a local attacker can supply it to be
started. [#203822]. (CVE-2006-4538)

- A problem in the ATM protocol handling clip_mkip
function could be used by remote attackers to
potentially crash the machine. [#205383].


- A problem in the grow_buffers function could be used to
crash or hang the machine using a corrupted filesystem.
This affects filesystem types ISO9660 and NTFS.
[#205384]. (CVE-2006-6060)

- On the i386 architecture the ELFAGS content was not
correctly saved, which could be used by local attackers
to crash other programs using the AC and NT flag or to
escalate privileges by waiting for iopl privileges to be
leaked. [#209386]. (CVE-2006-5173)

- On the S/390 architecture copy_from_user() could be used
by local attackers to read kernel memory. [#209880].

- A problem in IPv6 flowlabel handling can be used by
local attackers to hang the machine. [#216590].

- On the PowerPC architecture a syscall has been wired
without the proper futex implementation that can be
exploited by a local attacker to hang the machine.
[#217295]. (CVE-2006-5648)

- On the PowerPC architecture the proper futex
implementation was missing a fix for alignment check
which could be used by a local attacker to crash the
machine. [#217295]. (CVE-2006-5649)

- A problem in cramfs could be used to crash the machine
during mounting a crafted cramfs image. This requires an
attacker to supply such a crafted image and have a user
mount it. [#218237]. (CVE-2006-5823)

- A problem in the ext3 filesystem could be used by
attackers able to supply a crafted ext3 image to cause a
denial of service or further data corruption if a user
mounts this image. [#220288]. (CVE-2006-6053)

- Missing return code checking in the HFS could be used to
crash machine when a user complicit attacker is able to
supply a specially crafted HFS image. [#221230].

- Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in netfilter for
IPv6 code allow remote attackers to bypass intended
restrictions via fragmentation attack vectors, aka (1)
'ip6_tables protocol bypass bug' and (2) 'ip6_tables
extension header bypass bug'. [#221313]. (CVE-2006-4572)

- An integer overflow in the networking bridge ioctl
starting with Kernel 2.6.7 could be used by local
attackers to overflow kernel memory buffers and
potentially escalate privileges [#222656].

and the following non security bugs :

- patches.fixes/dm-bio_list_merge-fix.diff: device-mapper
snapshot: bio_list fix [#117435]

- patches.fixes/statd-refcount-fix: Fix refcounting
problems in host management in lockd. [#148009]

- patches.fixes/i8042-reentry: Prevents i8042_interrupt()
from being reentered. [#167187]

- patches.suse/bonding-workqueue: Replace system timer
with work queue in monitor functions. Remove rtnl_lock
calls in monitor functions added in original version.
[#174843] [#205196]

- patches.arch/i386-profile-pc: i386: Account spinlocks to
the caller during profiling for !FP kernels [#176770]

- patches.arch/add-user-mode: i386/x86-64: Add user_mode
checks to profile_pc for oprofile [#176770]

- patches.drivers/aic7xxx-max-sectors-adjust: Adjust
.max_sectors to 8192 for aic7xxx [#177059]

- patches.xen/xen-x86-dcr-fallback: Add fallback when
XENMEM_exchange fails to replace contiguous region

- patches.suse/lkcd-support-large-minor-number: LKCD
should support minor numbers > 256 [#185125]

- patches.fixes/scsi-scan-limit-luns-seqscan-16k: Limit
sequential scan to 16k LUNs [#185164]

- patches.drivers/powernow-ext-mask: Handle extended
powernow vid mask properly [#185654]

- patches.fixes/xfs-unlink-recovery-fix: [XFS] unlink
recovery fix. ([#185796]

- patches.suse/lkcd-dont-lose-one-page: Fix incorrect
dumps on machines with memory holes [#186169]

- patches.fixes/ieee80211-orinoco_ap_workaround.diff:
ieee80211: workaround for broken Orinoco access points

- patches.fixes/sched-group-exclusive: Fix scheduler crash
with exclusive cpusets [#188921]

- patches.fixes/bdev-imapping-race.diff: Fix race between
sync_single_inode() and iput() [#188950]

- patches.fixes/scsi-scan-blist-update: Update blacklist
entries for EMC Symmetrix and HP EVA [#191648]

- patches.arch/ia64-mce-output: Save/restore
oops_in_progress around printing machine checks

- patches.fixes/scsi-add-device-oops-during-eh: Fix Oops
in scsi_add_device during EH [#195050]

- Included a set of fixes for [#195940]

- patches.fixes/dm-fix-alloc_dev-error_path.patch: call
free_minor in alloc_dev error path.
.patch: fix origin_write pending_exception submission. -

patches.fixes/dm-snapshot-replace-sibling-list.patch: replace sibling

- patches.fixes/dm-snapshot-fix-pending-pe-ref.patch: fix
references to pending pe.

- patches.fixes/dm-snapshot-fix-invalidation.patch: fix
invalidation. -

patches.fixes/dm-kcopyd-error-accumulation-fix.patch: kcopyd should
accumulate errors.
patches.fixes/dm-snapshot-fix-metadata-error-handling.patch: fix
read_metadata error handling.
fix metadata writing when suspending.

- patches.fixes/nat-t-pskb-pull.patch: Fix NAT-T VPN with
certain ethernet chips, in particular recent e1000
chips. [#196747]

- patches.drivers/e1000-update: Update so that we no
longer break the 'Disable Packet Split for PCI express
adapters' driver option.

- patches.fixes/e1000-no-packet-split: Discard, no longer

- patches.arch/acpi_T60_ultrabay.patch: Add T60 ACPI dock
station path to ibm_acpi module [#196884]

- patches.fixes/acpi_battery_hotplug_fix.patch: Workaround
ACPI misdesign to recon dock station when booting

- patches.fixes/acpi_ibm_dock_fix_not_present.patch:
Workaround ACPI misdesign to recon dock station when
booting undocked [#196884]

- patches.arch/x86_64-monotonic-clock: Fix monotonic clock
on x86-64 [#197548]

- patches.fixes/nfs-truncate-race: Fix a race when
truncating over NFS and writing via mmap [#198023]

- patches.drivers/libata-no-spindown-on-shutdown: Don't
spindown SCSI disks when rebooting [#198687]

- patches.drivers/qla2xxx-reset-fix: allow reset for
qla2xxx via sg_reset [#200325]

- kabi/s390/symvers-default: Update kABI symbols [#202134]

- patches.suse/bond_alb_deadlock_fix: bonding: fix
deadlock on high loads in bond_alb_monitor(). [#202512]

- patches.arch/i386-fix-tsc-selection: Fix TSC timer
selection on i386 [#203713]

- patches.drivers/aic94xx-remove-flash-manfid-reliance:
Remove reliance on the FLASH MANFID [#203768]

- patches.fixes/xfs-kern-205110-xfs_dio_locking: Fix ABBA
deadlock between i_mutex and iolock [#205110]

- patches.suse/bonding-workqueue: Replace system timer
with work queue in monitor functions. Remove rtnl_lock
calls in monitor functions added in original version.
[#174843] [#205196]

- add
fix NUMA interleaving for huge pages [#205268]

- patches.suse/bondalb-hashtbl.patch: fix hang in bonding
ALB driver. [#206629]
d_quirk_noget-blacklist.patch: USB: add Raritan KVM USB
Dongle to the HID_QUIRK_NOGET blacklist [#206932]

- patches.arch/ia64-mca_asm-set_kernel_registers: [IA64]
set ar.fpsr on MCA/INIT kernel entry. [#206967]

- patches.fixes/md-bitmap-ffz: Use ffz instead of
find_first_set to convert multiplier to shift. [#207679]

- patches.fixes/md-bitmap-compat-ioctl: Allow
SET_BITMAP_FILE to work on 64bit kernel with 32bit
userspace. [#207688]

- patches.drivers/mpt-rport-stall: Fix MPT oops during
aborting commands [#207768]

- patches.drivers/libata-jmicron-update: Fix handling of
JMicron controller [#207939]

- patches.arch/i386-mmconfig-flush:
arch/i386/pci/mmconfig.c tlb flush fix [#208414]

- patches.fixes/scsi-fix-req-page-count: scsi_lib.c:
properly count the number of pages in scsi_req_map_sg()

- patches.fixes/fix-processor-placement.diff: sched: Fix
longstanding load balancing bug in the scheduler

- patches.arch/x86_64-fpu-corruption: Fix FPU corruption

- patches.drivers/qla1280-bus-reset-handling: performance
slowdown after bus reset on qla12160 HBA [#213717]

- patches.drivers/qla1280-scb-timeout: qla1280 times out
on long operations such as tape rewind [#214695]

- patches.fixes/slab-per-cpu-data: Make slab
initialization use per cpu data of correction CPU

- patches.fixes/ocfs2-network-send-lock.diff: ocfs2:
introduce sc->sc_send_lock to protect outbound network
messages [#216912]

- marked module megaraid_sas as supported

- marked module jsm as supported [#218969]

- patches.suse/ocfs2-13-fix-quorum-work.diff: ocfs2:
outstanding scheduled work can oops when quorum is shut
down [#220694]

- patches.xen/xen-x86_64-agp: add missing header [#222174]

- patches.fixes/md-rebuild-fix: md: Fix bug where a
rebuild of spares, when interrupted by a rebuild,
doesn't always get properly completed once the system is
back up, leading to filesystem corruption. [#224960].

- patches.fixes/scsi-sdev-initialisation-block-race: SCSI
midlayer race: scan vs block/unblock deadlocks sdev

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 2399.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

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