openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4986)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- CVE-2008-0600: A local privilege escalation was found in
the vmsplice_pipe system call, which could be used by
local attackers to gain root access.

- CVE-2007-6206: Core dumps from root might be accessible
to the wrong owner.

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

- Update to minor kernel version 2.6.22.17

- networking bugfixes

- contains the following patches which were removed :

- patches.arch/acpica-psd.patch

- patches.fixes/invalid-semicolon

- patches.fixes/nopage-range-fix.patch

- patches.arch/acpi_thermal_blacklist_add_r50p.patch:
Avoid critical temp shutdowns on specific Thinkpad R50p
(https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=333043).

- Update config files. CONFIG_USB_DEBUG in debug kernel

- patches.rt/megasas_IRQF_NODELAY.patch: Convert megaraid
sas IRQ to non-threaded IRQ (337489).

- patches.drivers/libata-implement-force-parameter added
to series.conf.

- patches.xen/xen3-fixup-arch-i386: xen3 i386 build fixes.

- patches.xen/xenfb-module-param: Re: Patching Xen virtual
framebuffer.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=333043

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31089 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6206
CVE-2008-0600

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