openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2013:0395-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The Linux kernel was updated to 3.4.33 and to fix a local root
privilege escalation and various other security and non-security bugs.

CVE-2013-1763: A out of bounds access in sock_diag could be used by
local attackers to execute code in kernel context and so become root.

CVE-2013-0160: The atime of /dev/ptmx is no longer updated, avoiding
side channel attacks via user typing speed.

CVE-2012-5374: Denial of service via btrfs hashes could have been used
by local attackers to cause a compute denial of service.

CVE-2013-0216: Fixed a problem in XEN netback: shutdown the ring if it
contains garbage.

CVE-2013-0231: Fixed a problem in XEN pciback: rate limit error
messages from xen_pcibk_enable_msi(x).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74913 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5374

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