openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4987)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31090


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-2007-6151: The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which iocts is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow.


Update the affected kernel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31090

File Name: suse_kernel-4987.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/14

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-kdump, 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:10.2

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: 2008/02/11

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6151, CVE-2008-0600

CWE: 94, 119