openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0919-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update of the openSUSE 11.2 Linux kernel fixes two critical
security issues and some bugs.

Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2010-3904: A local privilege
escalation in RDS sockets allowed local attackers to gain root
privileges.

CVE-2010-2963: A problem in the compat ioctl handling in video4linux
allowed local attackers with a video device plugged in to gain root
privileges on x86_64 systems.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2010-10/msg00044.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=409504
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441062
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=564324
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=646045
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=647322
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=647392

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50409 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2963
CVE-2010-3904

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