openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5336)

high Nessus Plugin ID 33252
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

CVE-2008-1615: On x86_64 a denial of service attack could be used by local attackers to immediately panic / crash the machine.

CVE-2008-2358: A security problem in DCCP was fixed, which could be used by remote attackers to crash the machine.

CVE-2007-6206: An information leakage during coredumping of root processes was fixed.

CVE-2007-6712: A integer overflow in the hrtimer_forward function (hrtimer.c) in Linux kernel, when running on 64-bit systems, allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a timer with a large expiry value, which causes the timer to always be expired.

CVE-2008-2136: A problem in SIT IPv6 tunnel handling could be used by remote attackers to immediately crash the machine.

CVE-2008-1669: Fixed a SMP ordering problem in fcntl_setlk could potentially allow local attackers to execute code by timing file locking.

CVE-2008-1367: Clear the 'direction' flag before calling signal handlers. For specific not yet identified programs under specific timing conditions this could potentially have caused memory corruption or code execution.

CVE-2008-1375: Fixed a dnotify race condition, which could be used by local attackers to potentially execute code.

CVE-2007-6282: A remote attacker could crash the IPSec/IPv6 stack by sending a bad ESP packet. This requires the host to be able to receive such packets (default filtered by the firewall).

CVE-2007-5500: A ptrace bug could be used by local attackers to hang their own processes indefinitely.

CVE-2007-5904: A remote buffer overflow in CIFS was fixed which could be used by remote attackers to crash the machine or potentially execute code.

And the following bugs (numbers are references) :

- patches.arch/x86-nosmp-implies-noapic.patch: When booting with nosmp or maxcpus=0 on i386 or x86-64, we must disable the I/O APIC, otherwise the system won't boot in most cases (bnc#308540).

- patches.arch/i386-at-sysinfo-ehdr: i386: make AT_SYSINFO_EHDR consistent with AT_SYSINFO (bnc#289641).

- patches.suse/bonding-workqueue: Update to fix a hang when closing a bonding device (342994).

- patches.fixes/mptspi-dv-renegotiate-oops: mptlinux crashes on kernel 2.6.22 (bnc#271749).


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33252

File Name: suse_kernel-5336.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/24/2008

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-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

Patch Publication Date: 6/9/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5500, CVE-2007-5904, CVE-2007-6206, CVE-2007-6282, CVE-2007-6712, CVE-2008-1367, CVE-2008-1375, CVE-2008-1615, CVE-2008-1669, CVE-2008-2136, CVE-2008-2358

CWE: 16, 94, 119, 189, 362, 399