openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4749)
High Nessus Plugin ID 29248
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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 22.214.171.124 (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]
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel packages.