SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7164)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This kernel update for the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel fixes
several critical security issues.

The following security issues were fixed :

- Incorrect buffer handling in the biarch-compat buffer
handling could be used by local attackers to gain root
privileges. This problem affects foremost x86_64, or
potentially other biarch platforms, like PowerPC and
S390x. (CVE-2010-3081)

- A kernel information leak via the WEXT ioctl was fixed.

- A kernel information leak via the XFS filesystem was
fixed. (CVE-2010-3078)

- A kernel information leak in the net eql code was fixed.

Additionally a data corruption bug in s390 was fixed :

- A race between /proc/pid/stat and fork in the S390
kernel could lead to data corruption.

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 7164.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59152 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2955

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