openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4473)

high Nessus Plugin ID 27297
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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

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 2.6.22.7 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.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27297

File Name: suse_kernel-4473.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: 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: 10/3/2007

Reference Information

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

CWE: 264