SuSE9 Security Update : Linux kernel (YOU Patch Number 12541)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This update fixes various security issues and some bugs in the SUSE
Linux Enterprise 9 kernel.

The following security bugs were fixed :

- A race condition in the pipe(2) systemcall could be used
by local attackers to execute code. (CVE-2009-3547)

- On x86_64 systems a information leak of high register
contents (upper 32bit) was fixed. (CVE-2009-2910)

- The (1) agp_generic_alloc_page and (2)
agp_generic_alloc_pages functions in
drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the agp subsystem in the
Linux kernel do not zero out pages that may later be
available to a user-space process, which allows local
users to obtain sensitive information by reading these
pages. (CVE-2009-1192)

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

- The execve function in the Linux kernel did not properly
clear the current->clear_child_tid pointer, which allows
local users to cause a denial of service (memory
corruption) or possibly gain privileges via a clone
system call with CLONE_CHILD_SETTID or
CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID enabled, which is not properly
handled during thread creation and exit. (CVE-2009-2848)

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

- Multiple buffer overflows in the cifs subsystem in the
Linux kernel allow remote CIFS servers to cause a denial
of service (memory corruption) and possibly have
unspecified other impact via (1) a malformed Unicode
string, related to Unicode string area alignment in
fs/cifs/sess.c; or (2) long Unicode characters, related
to fs/cifs/cifssmb.c and the cifs_readdir function in
fs/cifs/readdir.c. (CVE-2009-1633)

- The nfs4_proc_lock function in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c in the
NFSv4 client in the allows remote NFS servers to cause a
denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic)
by sending a certain response containing incorrect file
attributes, which trigger attempted use of an open file
that lacks NFSv4 state. (CVE-2009-3726)

See also :

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 12541.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42812 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1192

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