SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 7763 / 7766 / 7767)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 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 a
critical security issue.

- Incorrect strncpy usage in the network listening part of
the iscsi target driver could have been used by remote
attackers to crash the kernel or execute code.
(CVE-2013-2850)

This required the iscsi target running on the machine
and the attacker able to make a network connection to it
(aka not filtered by firewalls).

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=821560
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2850.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 7763 / 7766 / 7767 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.9
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66742 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2850

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