SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 7370 / 7373 / 7374)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 kernel has been updated to fix two
issues :

One severe security issue :

- A race condition in ptrace(2) could be used by local
attackers to crash the kernel and/or execute code in
kernel context. One severe regression issue:.
(CVE-2013-0871)

- A regression in UNIX domain socket credential passing.
The default disabling of passing credentials caused
regression in some software packages that did not expect
this. One major software package affected by this was
the Open Enterprise Server stack.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=779577
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=803056
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804154
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0871.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 7370 / 7373 / 7374 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64888 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0871

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