openSUSE Security Update : Kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0592-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update of the openSUSE 11.3 kernel brings the kernel to version and contains a lot of bug and security fixes

CVE-2010-3110: Missing bounds checks in several ioctls of the Novell
Client novfs /proc interface allowed unprivileged local users to crash
the kernel or even execute code in kernel context.

CVE-2010-2524: a malicious local user could fill the cache used by
CIFS do perform dns lookups with chosen data, therefore tricking the
kernel into mounting a wrong CIFS server.

CVE-2010-2798: a local user could trigger a NULL derefence on a gfs2
file system

CVE-2010-2537: a local user could overwrite append-only files on a
btrfs file system

CVE-2010-2538: a local user could read kernel memory of a btrfs file

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected Kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75548 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2524

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