openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-1211)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40783


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This kernel update for openSUSE 11.0 fixes some bugs and several security problems.

The following security issues are fixed: CVE-2009-2692: A missing NULL pointer check in the socket sendpage function can be used by local attackers to gain root privileges.

CVE-2009-2406: A kernel stack overflow when mounting eCryptfs filesystems in parse_tag_11_packet() was fixed. Code execution might be possible of ecryptfs is in use.

CVE-2009-2407: A kernel heap overflow when mounting eCryptfs filesystems in parse_tag_3_packet() was fixed. Code execution might be possible of ecryptfs is in use.

The compiler option -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks was added to the kernel build, and the -fwrapv compiler option usage was fixed to be used everywhere. This works around the compiler removing checks too aggressively.

CVE-2009-1389: A crash in the r8169 driver when receiving large packets was fixed. This is probably exploitable only in the local network.

CVE-2009-1895: Personality flags on set*id were not cleared correctly, so ASLR and NULL page protection could be bypassed.

CVE-2009-1046: A utf-8 console memory corruption that can be used for local privilege escalation was fixed.

The NULL page protection using mmap_min_addr was enabled (was disabled before).

No CVE yet: A sigaltstack kernel memory disclosure was fixed.

CVE-2008-5033: A local denial of service (Oops) in video4linux tvaudio was fixed.

CVE-2009-1385: A Integer underflow in the e1000_clean_rx_irq function in drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver the e1000e driver in the Linux kernel, and Intel Wired Ethernet (aka e1000) before 7.5.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via a crafted frame size.


Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40783

File Name: suse_11_0_kernel-090814.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/27

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:acerhk-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:acx-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:appleir-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:at76_usb-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:atl2-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:aufs-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dazuko-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:drbd-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gspcav-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:iscsitarget-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ivtv-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kqemu-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nouveau-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:omnibook-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pcc-acpi-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pcfclock-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tpctl-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:uvcvideo-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-ose-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vmware-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wlan-ng-kmp-debug, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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: 2009/08/14

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux Kernel Sendpage Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5033, CVE-2009-1046, CVE-2009-1385, CVE-2009-1389, CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407, CVE-2009-2692

CWE: 16, 119, 189, 399