SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5927)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 kernel was updated to fix
some security issues and various bugs.

The following security problems have been fixed :

- net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem allowed local users
to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by
making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and
then reading a /proc/net/atm/ *vc file, related to
corruption of the vcc table. (CVE-2008-5079)

- The __scm_destroy function in net/core/scm.c makes
indirect recursive calls to itself through calls to the
fput function, which allows local users to cause a
denial of service (panic) via vectors related to sending
an SCM_RIGHTS message through a UNIX domain socket and
closing file descriptors. (CVE-2008-5029)

- Buffer overflow in the hfsplus_find_cat function in
fs/hfsplus/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause a denial
of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an
hfsplus filesystem image with an invalid catalog
namelength field, related to the
hfsplus_cat_build_key_uni function. (CVE-2008-4933)

- Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs_cat_find_brec
function in fs/hfs/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause
a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash)
via an hfs filesystem image with an invalid catalog
namelength field, a related issue to CVE-2008-4933.
(CVE-2008-5025)

- The inotify functionality might allow local users to
gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race
conditions in inotify watch removal and umount.
(CVE-2008-5182)

A lot of other bugs were fixed, a detailed list can be found in the
RPM changelog.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-4933.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5025.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5029.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5079.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-5182.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 5927.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59135 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4933
CVE-2008-5025
CVE-2008-5029
CVE-2008-5079
CVE-2008-5182

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