SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5375)
High Nessus Plugin ID 33432
The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
This kernel update fixes quite a number of security problems : - 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-2007-6282) - A problem in SIT IPv6 tunnel handling could be used by remote attackers to immediately crash the machine. (CVE-2008-2136) - On x86_64 a denial of service attack could be used by local attackers to immediately panic / crash the machine. (CVE-2008-1615) - An information leakage during coredumping of root processes was fixed. (CVE-2007-6206) - Fixed a SMP ordering problem in fcntl_setlk could potentially allow local attackers to execute code by timing file locking. (CVE-2008-1669) - Fixed a dnotify race condition, which could be used by local attackers to potentially execute code. (CVE-2008-1375) - A ptrace bug could be used by local attackers to hang their own processes indefinitely. (CVE-2007-5500) - 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-2008-1367) - The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which ioctls is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2007-6151) Non security related changes : OCFS2 was updated to version v1.2.9-1-r3100. Also a huge number of bugs were fixed. Please refer to the RPM changelog for a detailed list.