SuSE 11 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 1581 / 1588 / 1591)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Kernel was updated to 2.6.27.39 fixing
various bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- 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-2009-3547)

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

- 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-2009-2903)

- net/1/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-2009-3621)

- 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-2009-3612 / CVE-2005-4881)

- 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-2009-3620)

- 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-2009-3726)

- 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. (CVE-2009-3286)

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
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2005-4881.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2903.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2910.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3286.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3547.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3612.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3620.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3621.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3726.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 1581 / 1588 / 1591 as appropriate.

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: 42990 ()

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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