openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4943)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This kernel update brings the kernel to version 2.6.22.16 and fixes
the following security problems :

CVE-2008-0007: Insufficient range checks in certain fault handlers
could be used by local attackers to potentially read or write kernel
memory.

CVE-2008-0001: Incorrect access mode checks could be used by local
attackers to corrupt directory contents and so cause denial of service
attacks or potentially execute code.

CVE-2007-5966: Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in
kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.10 allows local
users to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic)
via a large relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are
obtained from third-party information.

CVE-2007-3843: The Linux kernel checked the wrong global variable for
the CIFS sec mount option, which might allow remote attackers to spoof
CIFS network traffic that the client configured for security
signatures, as demonstrated by lack of signing despite sec=ntlmv2i in
a SetupAndX request.

CVE-2007-6417: The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel
2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some
rare circumstances, which might allow local users to read sensitive
kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).

And the following bugs (numbers are https://bugzilla.novell.com/
references) :

- patches.fixes/input-add-amilo-pro-v-to-nomux.patch: Add
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro 2010 to nomux list (345699).

- patches.arch/acpica-psd.patch: Changed resolution of
named references in packages
(https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=346831).

- patches.fixes/acpica_sizeof.patch: SizeOf operator ACPI
interpreter fix
(http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9558).

- patches.drivers/libata-sata_sis-fix-scr-access:
sata_sis: fix SCR access (331610).

- patches.drivers/libata-tape-fix: libata: backport tape
support fixes (345438).

- patches.arch/powernowk8_family_freq_from_fiddid.patch:
To find the frequency given the fid and did is family
dependent. (#332722).

- patches.drivers/libata-force-cable-type: libata:
implement libata.force_cbl parameter (337610).

- patches.drivers/libata-sata_nv-disable-ADMA: sata_nv:
disable ADMA by default (346508).

- patches.fixes/via-velocity-dont-oops-on-mtu-change-1:
[VIA_VELOCITY]: Don't oops on MTU change. (341537).

- patches.fixes/via-velocity-dont-oops-on-mtu-change-2:
via-velocity: don't oops on MTU change while down
(341537).

- patches.fixes/sony-laptop-call-sonypi_compat_init-earlier: s
ony-laptop: call sonypi_compat_init earlier (343483).

- Updated kABI symbols for 2.6.22.15 changes, and Xen
x86_64 changes.

- series.conf file cleanup: group together latency tracing
patches.

- Fix a memory leak and a panic in drivers/block/cciss.c
patches.drivers/cciss-panic-in-blk_rq_map_sg: Panic in
blk_rq_map_sg() from CCISS driver.

- patches.drivers/cciss-fix_memory_leak :

- Address missed-interrupt issues discovered upstream.

- Update to 2.6.22.15

- fixes CVE-2007-5966

- lots of libata fixes, which cause the following to be
removed :

-
patches.drivers/libata-add-NCQ-spurious-completion-horka
ges

-
patches.drivers/libata-add-ST9120822AS-to-NCQ-blacklist

-
patches.drivers/libata-disable-NCQ-for-ST9160821AS-3.ALD

- removed patches already in this release :

-
patches.fixes/i4l-avoid-copying-an-overly-long-string.pa
tch :

- patches.fixes/ramdisk-2.6.23-corruption_fix.diff

- patches.fixes/microtek_hal.diff: Delete.

- fixed previous poweroff regression from 2.6.22.10

- lots of other fixes and some new pci ids.

- Thousands of changes in patches.rt/ for the kernel-rt*
kernels.

- patches.fixes/usb_336850.diff: fix missing quirk leading
to a device disconnecting under load (336850).

- patches.fixes/nfs-unmount-leak.patch: NFSv2/v3: Fix a
memory leak when using -onolock (336253).

- add xenfb-module-param patch to make Xen virtual frame
buffer configurable in the guest domains, instead of a
fixed resolution of 800x600.

- patches.xen/xen3-aux-at_vector_size.patch: Also include
x86-64 (310037).

- patches.xen/xen3-patch-2.6.18: Fix system lockup
(335121).

- patches.fixes/acpi_autoload_baydock.patch: autloading of
dock module (302482). Fixed a general bug with linux
specific hids there.

- patches.xen/xen3-patch-2.6.22.11-12: Linux 2.6.22.12.

- patches.xen/xen3-fixup-arch-i386: Fix CONFIG_APM=m
issue.

- patches.xen/xen-x86-no-lapic: Re-diff.

See also :

http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9558
https://bugzilla.novell.com/
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=346831

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30144 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3843
CVE-2007-5966
CVE-2007-6417
CVE-2008-0001
CVE-2008-0007

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