openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2012:0540-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This kernel update fixes various bugs and security issues.

For bugfixes,

- a lot of BTRFS bugs were fixed

- a performance issue with transparent huge pages was
fixed which could have caused huge slowdowns when doing
I/O over e.g. USB sticks.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74604 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1083

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now