openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4970)

High Nessus Plugin ID 30250

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VPR Score: 5.9


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This kernel update is a respin of a previous one that broke CPUFREQ support (bug 357598).

Previous changes :

This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

CVE-2008-0007: Insufficient range checks in certain fault handlers could be used by local attackers to potentially read or write kernel memory.

CVE-2008-0001: Incorrect access mode checks could be used by local attackers to corrupt directory contents and so cause denial of service attacks or potentially execute code.

CVE-2007-5966: Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before allows local users to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic) via a large relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information.

CVE-2007-3843: The Linux kernel checked the wrong global variable for the CIFS sec mount option, which might allow remote attackers to spoof CIFS network traffic that the client configured for security signatures, as demonstrated by lack of signing despite sec=ntlmv2i in a SetupAndX request.

CVE-2007-6417: The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).

And the following bugs (numbers are references) :

- patches.fixes/input-add-amilo-pro-v-to-nomux.patch: Add Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro 2010 to nomux list (345699).

- patches.arch/acpica-psd.patch: Changed resolution of named references in packages (

- patches.fixes/acpica_sizeof.patch: SizeOf operator ACPI interpreter fix (

- patches.drivers/libata-sata_sis-fix-scr-access:
sata_sis: fix SCR access (331610).

- patches.drivers/libata-tape-fix: libata: backport tape support fixes (345438).

- patches.arch/powernowk8_family_freq_from_fiddid.patch:
To find the frequency given the fid and did is family dependent. (#332722).

- patches.drivers/libata-force-cable-type: libata:
implement libata.force_cbl parameter (337610).

- patches.drivers/libata-sata_nv-disable-ADMA: sata_nv:
disable ADMA by default (346508).

- patches.fixes/via-velocity-dont-oops-on-mtu-change-1:
[VIA_VELOCITY]: Don't oops on MTU change. (341537).

- patches.fixes/via-velocity-dont-oops-on-mtu-change-2:
via-velocity: don't oops on MTU change while down (341537).

- patches.fixes/sony-laptop-call-sonypi_compat_init-earlier: s ony-laptop: call sonypi_compat_init earlier (343483).

- Updated kABI symbols for changes, and Xen x86_64 changes.

- series.conf file cleanup: group together latency tracing patches.

- Fix a memory leak and a panic in drivers/block/cciss.c patches.drivers/cciss-panic-in-blk_rq_map_sg: Panic in blk_rq_map_sg() from CCISS driver.

- patches.drivers/cciss-fix_memory_leak :

- Address missed-interrupt issues discovered upstream.

- Update to

- fixes CVE-2007-5966

- lots of libata fixes, which cause the following to be removed :

- patches.drivers/libata-add-NCQ-spurious-completion-horka ges

- patches.drivers/libata-add-ST9120822AS-to-NCQ-blacklist

- patches.drivers/libata-disable-NCQ-for-ST9160821AS-3.ALD

- removed patches already in this release :

- patches.fixes/ tch :

- patches.fixes/ramdisk-2.6.23-corruption_fix.diff

- patches.fixes/microtek_hal.diff: Delete.

- fixed previous poweroff regression from

- lots of other fixes and some new pci ids.

- Thousands of changes in patches.rt/ for the kernel-rt* kernels.

- patches.fixes/usb_336850.diff: fix missing quirk leading to a device disconnecting under load (336850).

- patches.fixes/nfs-unmount-leak.patch: NFSv2/v3: Fix a memory leak when using -onolock (336253).

- add xenfb-module-param patch to make Xen virtual frame buffer configurable in the guest domains, instead of a fixed resolution of 800x600.

- patches.xen/xen3-aux-at_vector_size.patch: Also include x86-64 (310037).

- patches.xen/xen3-patch-2.6.18: Fix system lockup (335121).

- patches.fixes/acpi_autoload_baydock.patch: autloading of dock module (302482). Fixed a general bug with linux specific hids there.

- patches.xen/xen3-patch- Linux

- patches.xen/xen3-fixup-arch-i386: Fix CONFIG_APM=m issue.

- patches.xen/xen-x86-no-lapic: Re-diff.


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30250

File Name: suse_kernel-4970.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/11

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

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-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: 2008/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3843, CVE-2007-5966, CVE-2007-6417, CVE-2008-0001, CVE-2008-0007

CWE: 189, 200, 399