SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7112)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel was updated to fix various
bugs and one security issue.

- The nfswaiton_request function in fs/nfs/pagelist.c in
the Linux kernel allowed attackers to cause a denial of
service (Oops) via unknown vectors related to truncating
a file and an operation that is not interruptible. This
has been fixed. (CVE-2010-1087)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-1087.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 7112.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49872 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1087

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