SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5235)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- tunneled ipv6 packets (SIT) could trigger a memory leak
in the kernel. Remote attackers could exploit that to
crash machines. (CVE-2008-2136)

Additionally the following bugfixes have been included for all
platforms :

- patches.xfs/xfs-kern_31033a_Fix-fsync-b0rkage.patch: Fix
XFS fsync breakage. (bnc#388798)

- patches.fixes/sit-add-missing-kfree_skb: sit - Add
missing kfree_skb() on pskb_may_pull() failure. .
(bnc#389152)

-
patches.xfs/xfs-kern_30701a_Ensure-a-btree-insert-return
s-a- valid-cursor.patch: Ensure a btree insert returns a
valid cursor. ( bnc#388806).

- patches.fixes/369802_d_path_fix.patch: fix d_path for
pseudo filesystems. (bnc#369802)

- patches.fixes/ignore_lost_ticks: fixed
do_vgettimeofday() and other issues with this patch.
(bnc#267050)

- patches.drivers/pci-express-aer-aerdriver-off.patch: PCI

- add possibility to turn AER off. (bnc#382033)

- patches.drivers/pci-express-aer-documentation: PCI - add
AER documentation. (bnc#382033)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-2136.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 5235.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41532 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2136

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