openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0738-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The updated openSUSE 11.2 kernel fixes the following security bugs :

CVE-2010-3310: Local users could corrupt kernel heap memory via ROSE
sockets.

CVE-2010-2962: Local users could write to any kernel memory location
via the i915 GEM ioctl interface.

Additionally the update restores the compat_alloc_userspace() inline
function and includes several other bug fixes.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2010-10/msg00023.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=614670
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=640721
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=642009
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=644046

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50015 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2962
CVE-2010-3310

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