openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-1593)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42952

Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The openSUSE 11.1 Kernel was updated to 2.6.27.39 fixing various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues have been fixed: CVE-2009-3547: A race condition during pipe open could be used by local attackers to cause a denial of service. (Due to mmap_min_addr protection enabled by default, code execution is not possible.)

CVE-2009-2910: On x86_64 systems a information leak of high register contents (upper 32bit) was fixed.

CVE-2009-2903: Memory leak in the appletalk subsystem in the Linux kernel when the appletalk and ipddp modules are loaded but the ipddp'N' device is not found, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via IP-DDP datagrams.

CVE-2009-3621: net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by creating an abstract-namespace AF_UNIX listening socket, performing a shutdown operation on this socket, and then performing a series of connect operations to this socket.

CVE-2009-3612 / CVE-2005-4881: The tcf_fill_node function in net/sched/cls_api.c in the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.32-rc5, and 2.4.37.6 and earlier, does not initialize a certain tcm__pad2 structure member, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this issue existed because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2005-4881.

CVE-2009-3620: The ATI Rage 128 (aka r128) driver in the Linux kernel does not properly verify Concurrent Command Engine (CCE) state initialization, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via unspecified ioctl calls.

CVE-2009-3726: The nfs4_proc_lock function in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c in the NFSv4 client in the Linux kernel allows remote NFS servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) by sending a certain response containing incorrect file attributes, which trigger attempted use of an open file that lacks NFSv4 state.

CVE-2009-3286: Sv4 in the Linux kernel does not properly clean up an inode when an O_EXCL create fails, which causes files to be created with insecure settings such as setuid bits, and possibly allows local users to gain privileges, related to the execution of the do_open_permission function even when a create fails.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441062

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472410

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=519820

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522790

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523487

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524222

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524683

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528427

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531716

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=536467

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=539010

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=539878

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540349

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540997

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=541648

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=542505

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=544760

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=544779

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547137

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547357

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548070

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548071

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548074

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548101

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548807

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=549567

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=549748

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=549751

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=550648

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=551142

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=551348

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=551942

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=552602

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=552775

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554122

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=556532

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=556864

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42952

File Name: suse_11_1_kernel-091123.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/12/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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: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: 2009/11/23

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4881, CVE-2009-2903, CVE-2009-2910, CVE-2009-3286, CVE-2009-3547, CVE-2009-3612, CVE-2009-3620, CVE-2009-3621, CVE-2009-3726

CWE: 20, 200, 264, 362, 399