SuSE 10 Security Update : kernel-debug (ZYPP Patch Number 6986)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel update (for x86_64 only)
fixes a severe regression introduced by the previous bugfix that would
make some machines not boot due to iommu / AGP memory issues.

The update also fixes several other bugs and the following security
issue :

- drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux
kernel 2.6.32.3 and earlier does not properly check the
size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which
allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service
(temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted
size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A
characters and certain packets containing E characters;
or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a
packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain
packets containing '0' characters, related to the value
of the status register and erroneous behavior associated
with the RxMaxSize register. (CVE-2009-4537)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4537.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 6986.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59147 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4537

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