openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4749)

high Nessus Plugin ID 29248
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

++ CVE-2007-5500: A buggy condition in the ptrace attach logic can be used by local attackers to hang the machine.

++ CVE-2007-5501: The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in net/ipv4/tcp_input.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted ACK responses that trigger a NULL pointer dereference.

++ CVE-2007-5904: Multiple buffer overflows in CIFS VFS allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via long SMB responses that trigger the overflows in the SendReceive function.

This requires the attacker to set up a malicious Samba/CIFS server and getting the client to connect to it.

and the following non security bugs :

++ Kernel update to (includes the fixes for CVE-2007-5500 and CVE-2007-5501 described above)

++ patches.fixes/input-add-ms-vm-to-noloop.patch: add i8042.noloop quirk for Microsoft Virtual Machine [#297546]

++ patches.fixes/mac80211_fix_scan.diff: Make per-SSID scanning work [#299598] [#327684]

++ patches.drivers/kobil_sct_backport.patch: Fix segfault for Kobil USB Plus cardreaders [#327664]

++ patches.arch/acpi_thermal_passive_blacklist.patch: Avoid critical temp shutdowns on specific ThinkPad T4x(p) and R40 [#333043]

++ patches.fixes/microtek_hal.diff: Make the microtek driver work with HAL [#339743]

++ patches.fixes/pci-fix-unterminated-pci_device_id-lists: fix unterminated pci_device_id lists [#340527]

++ patches.fixes/nfsacl-retval.diff: knfsd: fix spurious EINVAL errors on first access of new filesystem [#340873]


Update the affected kernel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29248

File Name: suse_kernel-4749.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/7/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: 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-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-rt_debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xenpae, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/26/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5500, CVE-2007-5501, CVE-2007-5904

CWE: 119, 399