openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2013:1042-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The openSUSE 12.2 kernel was updated to fix security issue and other

Security issues fixed: CVE-2013-2850: Incorrect strncpy usage in the
network listening part of the iscsi target driver could have been used
by remote attackers to crash the kernel or execute code.

This required the iscsi target running on the machine and the attacker
able to make a network connection to it (aka not filtered by

CVE-2013-2094: The perf_swevent_init function in kernel/events/core.c
in the Linux kernel used an incorrect integer data type, which allowed
local users to gain privileges via a crafted perf_event_open system

CVE-2013-0290: The __skb_recv_datagram function in net/core/datagram.c
in the Linux kernel did not properly handle the MSG_PEEK flag with
zero-length data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of
service (infinite loop and system hang) via a crafted application.

Bugs fixed :

- reiserfs: fix spurious multiple-fill in
reiserfs_readdir_dentry (bnc#822722).

- reiserfs: fix problems with chowning setuid file w/
xattrs (bnc#790920).

- qlge: fix dma map leak when the last chunk is not
allocated (bnc#819519).

- Update config files: disable UCB1400 on all but ARM
Currently UCB1400 is only used on ARM OMAP systems, and
part of the code is dead code that can't even be




- mm/mmap: check for RLIMIT_AS before unmapping

- unix/stream: fix peeking with an offset larger than data
in queue (bnc#803931 CVE-2013-0290).

- unix/dgram: fix peeking with an offset larger than data
in queue (bnc#803931 CVE-2013-0290).

- unix/dgram: peek beyond 0-sized skbs (bnc#803931

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75048 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57964

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0290

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