SuSE 11 / 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 3144 / 3147 / 3148 / 3163 / 3171)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This security update of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 GA kernel fixes 3
critical security issues.

Following security bugs were fixed :

- Mismatch between 32bit and 64bit register usage in the
system call entry path could be used by local attackers
to gain root privileges. This problem only affects
x86_64 kernels. (CVE-2010-3301)

- Incorrect buffer handling in the biarch-compat buffer
handling could be used by local attackers to gain root
privileges. This problem affects foremost x86_64, or
potentially other biarch platforms, like PowerPC and
S390x. (CVE-2010-3081)

- Integer overflow in net/can/bcm.c in the Controller Area
Network (CAN) implementation in the Linux kernel allowed
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of
service (system crash) via crafted CAN traffic.
(CVE-2010-2959)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=631075
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=633581
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=635413
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=635515
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=638274
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=639708
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=639709
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-2955.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-2959.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-3081.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-3084.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-3301.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 3144 / 3147 / 3148 / 3163 / 3171 as appropriate.

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: 50924 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2955
CVE-2010-2959
CVE-2010-3081
CVE-2010-3084
CVE-2010-3301

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