openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-2099)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27290


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- CVE-2006-3745: A double userspace copy in a SCTP ioctl allows local attackers to overflow a buffer in the kernel, potentially allowing code execution and privilege escalation. [#199441]

- 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 lookup procedure that specifies a bad file handle (inode number), which triggers an error and causes an exported directory to be remounted read-only. [#192988]

Additionaly this kernel catches up to the SLE 10 state of the kernel, with massive additional fixes.


Update the affected kernel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27290

File Name: suse_kernel-2099.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-bigsmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-um, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xenpae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kexec-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mkinitrd, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:multipath-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:open-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:udev, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3468, CVE-2006-3745, CVE-2006-4093