SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 3433 / 3436 / 3445)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 kernel brings
the kernel to and fixes some critical security bugs and
other non-security bugs.

Following security bugs were fixed :

- A iovec integer overflow in RDS sockets was fixed which
could lead to local attackers gaining kernel privileges.

- A local privilege escalation in RDS sockets allowed
local attackers to gain privileges. Please note that the
net/rds socket protocol module only lives in the.

-extra kernel package, which is not installed by default
on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.

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

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 3433 / 3436 / 3445 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51613 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2963

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