Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2009:071)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6
kernel :

The skfp_ioctl function in drivers/net/skfp/skfddi.c in the Linux
kernel before 2.6.28.6 permits SKFP_CLR_STATS requests only when the
CAP_NET_ADMIN capability is absent, instead of when this capability is
present, which allows local users to reset the driver statistics,
related to an inverted logic issue. (CVE-2009-0675)

The sock_getsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel
before 2.6.28.6 does not initialize a certain structure member, which
allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from
kernel memory via an SO_BSDCOMPAT getsockopt request. (CVE-2009-0676)

Additionaly, this update provides stable 1.0.18 ALSA updates/fixes,
STAC92HD71Bx/STAC92HD75Bx hda-intel support changes/fixes (affects
sound chip codecs used on several HP dv laptop series),
fixes/enhancements for HP Educ.ar machine HDA sound support, minor
alsa hda-intel code cleanup for ALC888 6stack-dell model, to stop
printing uneeded output to kernel log, and a few more things. Check
the package changelog for details.

To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at :

http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37409 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-071.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33846

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0675
CVE-2009-0676

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