openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5920)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35446


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The openSUSE 10.3 kernel was updated to fix various security problems and bugs. Following security bugs were fixed :

CVE-2008-5702: Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c might allow local users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call.

CVE-2008-5079: net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table.

CVE-2008-5029: The __scm_destroy function in net/core/scm.c makes indirect recursive calls to itself through calls to the fput function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via vectors related to sending an SCM_RIGHTS message through a UNIX domain socket and closing file descriptors.

CVE-2008-5134: Buffer overflow in the lbs_process_bss function in drivers/net/wireless/libertas/scan.c in the libertas subsystem allowed remote attackers to have an unknown impact via an 'invalid beacon/probe response.'

CVE-2008-4933: Buffer overflow in the hfsplus_find_cat function in fs/hfsplus/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an hfsplus filesystem image with an invalid catalog namelength field, related to the hfsplus_cat_build_key_uni function.

CVE-2008-5025: Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs_cat_find_brec function in fs/hfs/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an hfs filesystem image with an invalid catalog namelength field, a related issue to CVE-2008-4933.

CVE-2008-5182: The inotify functionality might allow local users to gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race conditions in inotify watch removal and umount.


Update the affected kernel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35446

File Name: suse_kernel-5920.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/22/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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-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: 1/14/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4933, CVE-2008-5025, CVE-2008-5029, CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2008-5134, CVE-2008-5182, CVE-2008-5702

CWE: 119, 362, 399