openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5336)
High Nessus Plugin ID 33252
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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 https://bugzilla.novell.com/ 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel packages.