SuSE-SA:2004:010: Linux Kernel

High Nessus Plugin ID 13828


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:010 (Linux Kernel).

Various vulnerabilities have been fixed in the newly available kernel updates. The updates consist of fixes for the following vulnerabilities:

- The do_fork() memory leak, which could lead to a local DoS attack.
All kernels except for SLES7 are affected.
- The setsockopt() MCAST buffer overflow which allows local attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges. Only SLES8 based products and SL 8.1 and SL 9.0 kernels are affected by this bug.
- The misuse of the fb_copy_cmap() function which could also allow local attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Only the SL 9.1 kernel is affected.
- The integer overflow in the cpufreq_procctl() function.
Only the SL 9.1 kernel is affected.
- The wrong permissions on /proc/scsi/qla2300/HbaApiNode which allow local attackers to start DoS attacks. SLES8 kernels and SL 8.1 and 9.0 kernels are affected.
- A buffer overflow in panic(). Although there seems no way to trigger this bug, it has been fixed.

If you use a maintained product or SuSE Linux 8.1 or 9.0, we recommend an update. If you offer shell access to users we recommend an update in any case.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13828

File Name: suse_SA_2004_010.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2010/10/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0228, CVE-2004-0229, CVE-2004-0394, CVE-2004-0424, CVE-2004-0427

BID: 10211, 10221, 10233