openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-559)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40248
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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This update fixes several security issues and hundreds of bugs in the openSUSE 11.1 kernel.

The kernel was also updated to the stable version 2.6.27.19 and is now the same kernel as we are planning to ship with SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.

This introduces kABI changes, so all kernel module packages also need to be rebuilt and reapplied.

Following security issues are fixed: CVE-2009-0029: The ABI in the Linux kernel on s390, powerpc, sparc64, and mips 64-bit platforms requires that a 32-bit argument in a 64-bit register was properly sign extended when sent from a user-mode application, but cannot verify this, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted system call.

CVE-2008-5079: net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel allows 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-2009-0028: A minor signal handling vulnerability was fixed, where a child could send his parent a arbitrary signal.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40248

File Name: suse_11_1_kernel-090225.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-extra, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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: 2/25/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2009-0028, CVE-2009-0029

CWE: 20, 264, 399