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

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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 :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-04/msg00047.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=676204
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=718918
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=719416
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=721739
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=722350
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=726600
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729247
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=731387
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=731590
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=732908
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=738397
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=741128
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=744658
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=745832
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=746695
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=746980
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=747404
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=749569
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=749651
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750079
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750106
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750959
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=755812

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74604 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1083
CVE-2011-4077
CVE-2011-4086
CVE-2012-1090
CVE-2012-1097
CVE-2012-1146

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