openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-1211)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This kernel update for openSUSE 11.0 fixes some bugs and several
security problems.

The following security issues are fixed: CVE-2009-2692: A missing NULL
pointer check in the socket sendpage function can be used by local
attackers to gain root privileges.

CVE-2009-2406: A kernel stack overflow when mounting eCryptfs
filesystems in parse_tag_11_packet() was fixed. Code execution might
be possible of ecryptfs is in use.

CVE-2009-2407: A kernel heap overflow when mounting eCryptfs
filesystems in parse_tag_3_packet() was fixed. Code execution might be
possible of ecryptfs is in use.

The compiler option -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks was added to the
kernel build, and the -fwrapv compiler option usage was fixed to be
used everywhere. This works around the compiler removing checks too
aggressively.

CVE-2009-1389: A crash in the r8169 driver when receiving large
packets was fixed. This is probably exploitable only in the local
network.

CVE-2009-1895: Personality flags on set*id were not cleared correctly,
so ASLR and NULL page protection could be bypassed.

CVE-2009-1046: A utf-8 console memory corruption that can be used for
local privilege escalation was fixed.

The NULL page protection using mmap_min_addr was enabled (was disabled
before).

No CVE yet: A sigaltstack kernel memory disclosure was fixed.

CVE-2008-5033: A local denial of service (Oops) in video4linux tvaudio
was fixed.

CVE-2009-1385: A Integer underflow in the e1000_clean_rx_irq function
in drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver the e1000e
driver in the Linux kernel, and Intel Wired Ethernet (aka e1000)
before 7.5.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(panic) via a crafted frame size.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=444982
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=474549
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478462
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478699
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=503870
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=509822
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=511243
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=521427
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522686
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522914
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523719
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=527848
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530151

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40783 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5033
CVE-2009-1046
CVE-2009-1385
CVE-2009-1389
CVE-2009-1895
CVE-2009-2406
CVE-2009-2407
CVE-2009-2692

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