openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-1214)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40789
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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Kernel was updated to 2.6.27.29 fixing various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues were 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.

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

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

This update also adds the Microsoft Hyper-V drivers from upstream.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=402922

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467846

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=484306

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=489105

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490030

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492324

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492658

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=496871

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498358

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501663

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502092

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504646

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40789

File Name: suse_11_1_kernel-090816.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/27/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:aufs-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:aufs-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:brocade-bfa-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:brocade-bfa-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dazuko-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dazuko-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:drbd-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:drbd-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:intel-iamt-heci-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:intel-iamt-heci-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:iscsitarget-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:iscsitarget-kmp-trace, 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-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-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, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kqemu-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kqemu-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kvm-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:lirc-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ofed-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ofed-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:oracleasm-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:oracleasm-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pcfclock-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pcfclock-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-ose-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-ose-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vmware-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vmware-kmp-trace, 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: 8/16/2009

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux Kernel Sendpage Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1389, CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407, CVE-2009-2692

CWE: 119