SUSE-SA:2006:057: kernel

High Nessus Plugin ID 24435


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:057 (kernel).

Various security problems were found and fixed in the Linux kernel.

We have released updates for following distributions:
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (on September 21st)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 (on September 26th)
- SUSE Linux 9.2 up to 10.1 (on September 14th)

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 kernel for the S/390 platform is still pending due to platform specific issues found in QA and waiting for further analysis.

Following security issues have been addressed:
- CVE-2006-3745: A double user space copy in a SCTP ioctl allows local attackers to overflow a buffer in the kernel, potentially allowing code execution and privilege escalation.

- CVE-2006-4093: Local attackers were able to crash PowerPC systems with PPC970 processor using a not correctly disabled privileged instruction ('attn').

- CVE-2006-3468: Remote attackers able to access an NFS of a ext2 or ext3 filesystem can cause a denial of service (file system panic) via a crafted UDP packet with a V2 look up procedure that specifies a bad file handle (inode number), which triggers an error and causes an exported directory to be remounted read-only.

- Matthias Andree reported a deadlock in the NFS lockd to us, where a remote attacker with access to lockd was able to at least crash the lockd kernel process and so render NFS exports from this server unusable. This problem existed only in the SUSE Linux 9.2 up to 10.0 kernels.

The SUSE Linux Enterprise kernels also received a number of bugfixes, not listed here (please refer to the Novell TID pages listed below).


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24435

File Name: suse_SA_2006_057.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/02/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list