openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4473)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27297


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- CVE-2007-4573: It was possible for local user to become root by exploiting a bug in the IA32 system call emulation. This affects x86_64 platforms with kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x before only.

- CVE-2007-4571: An information disclosure vulnerability in the ALSA driver can be exploited by local users to read sensitive data from the kernel memory.

Furthermore, this kernel catches up to the SLE 10 state of the kernel, with numerous additional fixes.


Update the affected kernel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27297

File Name: suse_kernel-4473.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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: 2007/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4571, CVE-2007-4573

CWE: 264