SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 5493 / 5510 / 5511)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel has been updated to
version and fixes various bugs and security issues.

- The TCP/IP initial sequence number generation
effectively only used 24 bits of 32 to generate
randomness, making a brute-force man-in-the-middle
attack on TCP/IP connections feasible. The generator was
changed to use full 32bit randomness. (CVE-2011-3188)

- Fernando Gont discovered that the IPv6 stack used
predictable fragment identification numbers. A remote
attacker could exploit this to exhaust network
resources, leading to a denial of service.

- A NULL ptr dereference on mounting corrupt hfs
filesystems was fixed which could be used by local
attackers to crash the kernel. (CVE-2011-2203)

- Added a kernel option to ensure ecryptfs is mounting
only on paths belonging to the current ui, which would
have allowed local attackers to potentially gain
privileges via symlink attacks. (CVE-2011-1833)

- The Generic Receive Offload (GRO) implementation in the
Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial
of service via crafted VLAN packets that are processed
by the napi_reuse_skb function, leading to (1) a memory
leak or (2) memory corruption, a different vulnerability
than CVE-2011-1478. (CVE-2011-1576)

- A name overflow in the hfs filesystem was fixed, where
mounting a corrupted hfs filesystem could lead to a
stack overflow and code execution in the kernel. This
requires a local attacker to be able to mount hfs
filesystems. (CVE-2011-4330)

- A bug was found in the way headroom check was performed
in udp6_ufo_fragment() function. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2011-4326)

The following non-security bugs have been fixed :

- ALSA: hda - Fix S3/S4 problem on machines with VREF-pin
mute-LED. (bnc#732535)

- patches.xen/xen-pcpu-hotplug: Fix a double kfree().

- ixgbe: fix bug with vlan strip in promsic mode
(bnc#687049, fate#311821).

- ixgbe: fix panic when shutting down system with WoL

- fnic: Allow users to modify dev_loss_tmo setting.

- x86, intel: Do not mark sched_clock() as stable.

- ALSA: hda - Keep vref-LED during power-saving on IDT
codecs. (bnc#731981)

- cifs: Assume passwords are encoded according to
iocharset. (bnc#731035)

- scsi_dh: Check queuedata pointer before proceeding.

- netback: use correct index for invalidation in

- ACPI video: introduce module parameter
video.use_bios_initial_backlight. (bnc#731229)

- SUNRPC: prevent task_cleanup running on freed xprt.

- add device entry for Broadcom Valentine combo card.

- quota: Fix WARN_ON in lookup_one_len. (bnc#728626)

- Update Xen patches to

- pv-on-hvm/kexec: add xs_reset_watches to shutdown
watches from old kernel. (bnc#694863)

- x86: undo_limit_pages() must reset page count.

- mm/vmstat.c: cache align vm_stat. (bnc#729721)

- s390/ccwgroup: fix uevent vs dev attrs race

- Warn on pagecache limit usage (FATE309111).

- SCSI: st: fix race in st_scsi_execute_end. (bnc#720536)

- ACPI: introduce 'acpi_rsdp=' parameter for kdump.

- elousb: Limit the workaround warning to one per error,
control workaround activity. (bnc#719916)

- SCSI: libiscsi: reset cmd timer if cmds are making
progress. (bnc#691440)

- SCSI: fix crash in scsi_dispatch_cmd(). (bnc#724989)

- NFS/sunrpc: do not use a credential with extra groups.

- s390/qdio: EQBS retry after CCQ 96

- fcoe: Reduce max_sectors to 1024. (bnc#695898)

- apparmor: return -ENOENT when there is no profile for a
hat. (bnc#725502)

- sched, cgroups: disallow attaching kthreadd.

- nfs: Check validity of cl_rpcclient in
nfs_server_list_show. (bnc#717884)

- x86, vt-d: enable x2apic opt out (disabling x2apic
through BIOS flag) (bnc#701183, fate#311989).

- block: Free queue resources at blk_release_queue().

- ALSA: hda - Add post_suspend patch ops. (bnc#724800)

- ALSA: hda - Allow codec-specific set_power_state ops.

- ALSA: hda - Add support for vref-out based mute LED
control on IDT codecs. (bnc#724800)

- scsi_dh_rdac : Add definitions for different RDAC
operating modes. (bnc#724365)

- scsi_dh_rdac : Detect the different RDAC operating
modes. (bnc#724365)

- scsi_dh_rdac : decide whether to send mode select based
on operating mode. (bnc#724365)

- scsi_dh_rdac: Use WWID from C8 page instead of Subsystem
id from C4 page to identify storage. (bnc#724365)

- vlan: Match underlying dev carrier on vlan add.

- scsi_lib: pause between error retries. (bnc#675127)

- xfs: use KM_NOFS for allocations during attribute list
operations. (bnc#721830)

- bootsplash: Do not crash when no fb is set. (bnc#723542)

- cifs: do not allow cifs_iget to match inodes of the
wrong type. (bnc#711501)

- cifs: fix noserverino handling when 1 extensions are
enabled. (bnc#711501)

- cifs: reduce false positives with inode aliasing
serverino autodisable. (bnc#711501)

- parport_pc: release IO region properly if unsupported
ITE887x card is found. (bnc#721464)

- writeback: avoid unnecessary calculation of bdi dirty
thresholds. (bnc#721299)

- 1: Fix bogus it_blocksize in VIO iommu code.

- ext4: Fix max file size and logical block counting of
extent format file. (bnc#706374)

- novfs: Unable to change password in the Novell Client
for Linux. (bnc#713229)

- xfs: add more ilock tracing.

- sched: move wakeup tracepoint above out_running.

- config.conf: Build KMPs for the -trace flavor as well
(fate#312759, bnc#712404, bnc#712405, bnc#721337).

- memsw: remove noswapaccount kernel parameter.

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 5493 / 5510 / 5511 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57297 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1478

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