SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux Kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 2760 / 2763 / 2764)

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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 contains various
security fixes and other bugfixes.

Notable larger bug fixes and changes :

- A deadlock in virtual interface handling in XEN
introduced by the last update has been fixed.

- The btrfs file system received backports of lots of
fixes from 2.6.35.

- An OCFS2 data corruption during high load has been

- Custom truncation length has been added for
authentication mechanisms in XFRM to enable IPv6
certification. The following security issues have been
fixed :

- Several buffer overflows in the Novell Client novfs
kernel module could be abused by local users to execute
code in kernel space.

- On ext4 file systems, the MOVE_EXT ioctl() can overwrite
append-only files. (CVE-2010-2066)

- A NULL pointer de-reference in the l2tp protocol can
cause an oops, which leads to a denial of service.

- Insufficient permission checking for the setflags
ioctl() in the gfs2 filesystem. (CVE-2010-1641)

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 2760 / 2763 / 2764 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51609 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1641

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