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

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50015 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2962

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