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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
This kernel update for openSUSE 10.3 fixes some bugs and several
The following security issues are fixed: A local denial of service
problem in the splice(2) system call.
CVE-2009-0834: The audit_syscall_entry function in the Linux kernel on
the x86_64 platform did not properly handle (1) a 32-bit process
making a 64-bit syscall or (2) a 64-bit process making a 32-bit
syscall, which allows local users to bypass certain syscall audit
configurations via crafted syscalls.
CVE-2009-1072: nfsd in the Linux kernel did not drop the CAP_MKNOD
capability before handling a user request in a thread, which allows
local users to create device nodes, as demonstrated on a filesystem
that has been exported with the root_squash option.
CVE-2009-0835 The __secure_computing function in kernel/seccomp.c in
the seccomp subsystem in the Linux kernel on the x86_64 platform, when
CONFIG_SECCOMP is enabled, does not properly handle (1) a 32-bit
process making a 64-bit syscall or (2) a 64-bit process making a
32-bit syscall, which allows local users to bypass intended access
restrictions via crafted syscalls that are misinterpreted as (a) stat
or (b) chmod.
CVE-2009-1439: Buffer overflow in fs/cifs/connect.c in CIFS in the
Linux kernel 2.6.29 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (crash) or potential code execution via a long
nativeFileSystem field in a Tree Connect response to an SMB mount
This requires that kernel can be made to mount a 'cifs' filesystem
from a malicious CIFS server.
CVE-2009-1337: The exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux
kernel did not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability is
held, which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a
process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and
then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application.
CVE-2009-0859: The shm_get_stat function in ipc/shm.c in the shm
subsystem in the Linux kernel, when CONFIG_SHMEM is disabled,
misinterprets the data type of an inode, which allows local users to
cause a denial of service (system hang) via an SHM_INFO shmctl call,
as demonstrated by running the ipcs program. (SUSE is enabling
CONFIG_SHMEM, so is by default not affected, the fix is just for
CVE-2009-1265: Integer overflow in rose_sendmsg (sys/net/af_rose.c) in
the Linux kernel might allow attackers to obtain sensitive information
via a large length value, which causes 'garbage' memory to be sent.
CVE-2009-0028: The clone system call in the Linux kernel allows local
users to send arbitrary signals to a parent process from an
unprivileged child process by launching an additional child process
with the CLONE_PARENT flag, and then letting this new process exit.
CVE-2009-0676: The sock_getsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the
Linux kernel 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-2009-0322: drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c in the Linux kernel allows
local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a read
system call that specifies zero bytes from the (1) image_type or (2)
packet_size file in /sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/.
CVE-2009-0269: fs/ecryptfs/inode.c in the eCryptfs subsystem in the
Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (fault or
memory corruption), or possibly have unspecified other impact, via a
readlink call that results in an error, leading to use of a -1 return
value as an array index.
CVE-2009-0065: Buffer overflow in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in the
Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the
Linux kernel allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact via an
FWD-TSN (aka FORWARD-TSN) chunk with a large stream ID.
CVE-2008-5702: Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in
drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c in the Linux kernel might allow local
users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog
WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call.
CVE-2008-4554: The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux
kernel does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag
set, which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary
changes to other locations in the file.
Some other non-security bugs were fixed, please see the RPM changelog.
Update the affected kernel packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: SuSE Local Security Checks
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