openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4986)

high Nessus Plugin ID 31089


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- CVE-2008-0600: A local privilege escalation was found in the vmsplice_pipe system call, which could be used by local attackers to gain root access.

- CVE-2007-6206: Core dumps from root might be accessible to the wrong owner.

And the following bugs (numbers are references) :

- Update to minor kernel version

- networking bugfixes

- contains the following patches which were removed :

- patches.arch/acpica-psd.patch

- patches.fixes/invalid-semicolon

- patches.fixes/nopage-range-fix.patch

- patches.arch/acpi_thermal_blacklist_add_r50p.patch:
Avoid critical temp shutdowns on specific Thinkpad R50p (

- Update config files. CONFIG_USB_DEBUG in debug kernel

- patches.rt/megasas_IRQF_NODELAY.patch: Convert megaraid sas IRQ to non-threaded IRQ (337489).

- patches.drivers/libata-implement-force-parameter added to series.conf.

- patches.xen/xen3-fixup-arch-i386: xen3 i386 build fixes.

- patches.xen/xenfb-module-param: Re: Patching Xen virtual framebuffer.


Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31089

File Name: suse_kernel-4986.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/14/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


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-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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2008

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6206, CVE-2008-0600

CWE: 16, 94