SuSE-SA:2004:009: Linux Kernel

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13827


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:009 (Linux Kernel).

iDEFENSE Inc. informed us about a buffer overflow in the linux 2.4 kernel code which handles ISO9660 filesystems. The original code is not able to handle very long symlink names.
The vulnerability can be triggered locally by mounting removable media that contains a malformed filesystem or by using the loopback device.
Exploiting this buffer overflow results in kernel-level access to the system.

Another vulnerability allows the retrieval of private informations from JFS filesystems due to the lack of cleaning up (writing zeros) used sectors on the harddrive. This bug needs root privilges to be exploited.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13827

File Name: suse_SA_2004_009.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0109, CVE-2004-0181