SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (x86_64) (ZYPP Patch Number 6929)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update fixes lots of bugs and some security issues in the SUSE
Linux Enterprise 10 SP 3 kernel.

- A stack-based buffer overflow in the HFS subsystem of
the Linux kernel allows remote attackers to have an
unspecified impact via a crafted Hierarchical File
System (HFS) filesystem, related to the hfs_readdir()
function in fs/hfs/dir.c. CVE-2010-0410: The connector
netlink driver (drivers/connector/connector.c) of the
Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of
service (memory consumption or system crash) by sending
the kernel many NETLINK_CONNECTOR messages.
CVE-2009-3556: A configuration value in the qla2xxx
driver of the Linux kernel when N_Port ID Virtualization
(NPIV) hardware is used, sets world-writable permissions
for the vport_create and vport_delete files under
/sys/class/scsi_host/, which allows local users to make
arbitrary changes to SCSI host attributes by modifying
these files. (CVE-2009-4020)

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 6929.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59146 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3556

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