SuSE 11 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 1410 / 1412 / 1413)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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

The following security issues were fixed :

- Unsigned check in the ax25 socket handler could allow
local attackers to potentially crash the kernel or even
execute code. (CVE-2009-2909)

- Fixed various sockethandler getname leaks, which could
disclose memory previously used by the kernel or other
userland processes to the local attacker.

- A information leakage with upper 32bit register values
on x86_64 systems was fixed. (CVE-2009-2910)

Various KVM stability and security fixes have also been added.

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 1410 / 1412 / 1413 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42343 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2909

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