SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5375)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This kernel update fixes quite a number of security problems :

- A remote attacker could crash the IPSec/IPv6 stack by
sending a bad ESP packet. This requires the host to be
able to receive such packets (default filtered by the
firewall). (CVE-2007-6282)

- A problem in SIT IPv6 tunnel handling could be used by
remote attackers to immediately crash the machine.

- On x86_64 a denial of service attack could be used by
local attackers to immediately panic / crash the
machine. (CVE-2008-1615)

- An information leakage during coredumping of root
processes was fixed. (CVE-2007-6206)

- Fixed a SMP ordering problem in fcntl_setlk could
potentially allow local attackers to execute code by
timing file locking. (CVE-2008-1669)

- Fixed a dnotify race condition, which could be used by
local attackers to potentially execute code.

- A ptrace bug could be used by local attackers to hang
their own processes indefinitely. (CVE-2007-5500)

- Clear the 'direction' flag before calling signal
handlers. For specific not yet identified programs under
specific timing conditions this could potentially have
caused memory corruption or code execution.

- The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c allowed local
users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl
struct in which ioctls is not null terminated, which
triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2007-6151)

Non security related changes :

OCFS2 was updated to version v1.2.9-1-r3100.

Also a huge number of bugs were fixed. Please refer to the
RPM changelog for a detailed list.

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 5375.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33432 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5500

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