SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6806)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update fixes a several security issues and various bugs in the
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP 2 kernel.

The following security issues were fixed :

- Two sysfs filers in the qla2xxx driver were
worldwriteable, so users could change SCSI attributes of
the qla2xxx driver. CVE-2009-4536:
drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in
the Linux kernel handles Ethernet frames that exceed the
MTU by processing certain trailing payload data as if it
were a complete frame, which allows remote attackers to
bypass packet filters via a large packet with a crafted
payload. (CVE-2009-3556)

(The e1000e driver is not included in the SLES 10 SP2 kernel, so
CVE-2009-4538 does not affect this kernel.)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3556.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4536.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4538.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 6806.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44398 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3556
CVE-2009-4536
CVE-2009-4538

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