SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 2568 / 2569 / 2570)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel update brings the
Linux kernel to version 2.6.32.13. It also contains a fix for the
following security issue :

- If SCTP is enabled, the sctp_process_unk_param function
in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (system crash) via an
SCTPChunkInit packet containing multiple invalid
parameters that require a large amount of error data.
(CVE-2010-1173)

Additionally, the update fixes various minor bugs as documented in the
kernel RPM package changelog.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468397
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=578572
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=580373
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=585385
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=588929
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=598493
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=598677
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=599508
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=600256
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=600375
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=602232
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=603387
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=603411
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=603510
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=605001
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=605321
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=605947
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606743
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606778
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606797
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=607448
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=607628
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=607890
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608435
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608478
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=609281
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=610362
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=610598
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=610783
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=611760
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=613906
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-1173.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 2568 / 2569 / 2570 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51608 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1173

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