SuSE 11.3 Security Update : Linux Kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 9328 / 9329 / 9330)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3 kernel was updated to fix
a critical privilege escalation security issue :

- The futex acquisition code in kernel/futex.c can be used
to gain ring0 access via the futex syscall. This could
be used for privilege escalation by non-root users.
(bnc#880892). (CVE-2014-3153)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=880892
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3153.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 9328 / 9329 / 9330 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74462 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3153

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