openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-1593)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The openSUSE 11.1 Kernel was updated to 2.6.27.39 fixing various bugs
and security issues.

Following security issues have been fixed: CVE-2009-3547: A race
condition during pipe open could be used by local attackers to cause a
denial of service. (Due to mmap_min_addr protection enabled by
default, code execution is not possible.)

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

CVE-2009-2903: Memory leak in the appletalk subsystem in the Linux
kernel when the appletalk and ipddp modules are loaded but the
ipddp'N' device is not found, allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (memory consumption) via IP-DDP datagrams.

CVE-2009-3621: net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel allows local
users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by creating an
abstract-namespace AF_UNIX listening socket, performing a shutdown
operation on this socket, and then performing a series of connect
operations to this socket.

CVE-2009-3612 / CVE-2005-4881: The tcf_fill_node function in
net/sched/cls_api.c in the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.x
before 2.6.32-rc5, and 2.4.37.6 and earlier, does not initialize a
certain tcm__pad2 structure member, which might allow local users to
obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified
vectors. NOTE: this issue existed because of an incomplete fix for
CVE-2005-4881.

CVE-2009-3620: The ATI Rage 128 (aka r128) driver in the Linux kernel
does not properly verify Concurrent Command Engine (CCE) state
initialization, which allows local users to cause a denial of service
(NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain
privileges via unspecified ioctl calls.

CVE-2009-3726: The nfs4_proc_lock function in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c in the
NFSv4 client in the Linux kernel 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-2009-3286: Sv4 in the Linux kernel does not properly clean up an
inode when an O_EXCL create fails, which causes files to be created
with insecure settings such as setuid bits, and possibly allows local
users to gain privileges, related to the execution of the
do_open_permission function even when a create fails.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441062
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472410
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=519820
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522790
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523487
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524222
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524683
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528427
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531716
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=536467
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=539010
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=539878
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540349
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540997
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=541648
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=542505
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=544760
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=544779
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547137
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547357
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548070
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548071
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548074
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548101
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548807
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=549567
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=549748
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=549751
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=550648
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=551142
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=551348
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=551942
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=552602
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=552775
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554122
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=556532
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=556864

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: 42952 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4881
CVE-2009-2903
CVE-2009-2910
CVE-2009-3286
CVE-2009-3547
CVE-2009-3612
CVE-2009-3620
CVE-2009-3621
CVE-2009-3726

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