openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-2012-65)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The openSUSE 12.1 kernel was updated to 3.1.9 to fix bugs and security
issues. The full list of changes in 3.1.9 is available here :

Following security issues have been fixed :

CVE-2011-2203: Missing NULL pointer check in hfs filesystem code

CVE-2011-4604: Fix possible kernel memory corruption if B.A.T.M.A.N.
mesh protocol is being used.

CVE-2012-0056: Local root vulnerability via writing to /proc/pid/mem

CVE-2012-0207: Remote DoS vulnerability via crafted IGMP packages.

Following non-security bug fixes have been added :

- BTRFS support has been improved with many bug fixes.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74767 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2203

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