SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 8583)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 kernel has been updated to fix
various bugs and security issues.

Security issues fixed :

- The ip6_frag_queue function in net/ipv6/reassembly.c in
the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to bypass
intended network restrictions via overlapping IPv6
fragments. (CVE-2012-4444)

- The do_video_set_spu_palette function in
fs/compat_ioctl.c in the Linux kernel lacked a certain
error check, which might have allowed local users to
obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory
via a crafted VIDEO_SET_SPU_PALETTE ioctl call on a
/dev/dvb device. (CVE-2013-1928)

Also the following bugs have been fixed :

- hugetlb: Fix regression introduced by the original
patch. (bnc#790236, bnc#819403)

- NFSv3/v2: Fix data corruption with NFS short reads.

- Fix package descriptions in specfiles. (bnc#817666)

- TTY: fix atime/mtime regression. (bnc#815745)

- virtio_net: ensure big packets are 64k. (bnc#760753)

- virtio_net: refill rx buffers when oom occurs.

- qeth: fix qeth_wait_for_threads() deadlock for OSN
devices (bnc#812317, LTC#90910).

- nfsd: remove unnecessary NULL checks from
nfsd_cross_mnt. (bnc#810628)

- knfsd: Fixed problem with NFS exporting directories
which are mounted on. (bnc#810628)

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 8583.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66781 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4444

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