openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-1214)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Kernel was updated to fixing
various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues were 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

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

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

The NULL page protection using mmap_min_addr was enabled (was disabled

This update also adds the Microsoft Hyper-V drivers from upstream.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40789 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1389

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