SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6806)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 44398


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes a several security issues and various bugs in the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP 2 kernel.

The following security issues were fixed :

- Two sysfs filers in the qla2xxx driver were worldwriteable, so users could change SCSI attributes of the qla2xxx driver. CVE-2009-4536:
drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in the Linux kernel handles Ethernet frames that exceed the MTU by processing certain trailing payload data as if it were a complete frame, which allows remote attackers to bypass packet filters via a large packet with a crafted payload. (CVE-2009-3556)

(The e1000e driver is not included in the SLES 10 SP2 kernel, so CVE-2009-4538 does not affect this kernel.)


Apply ZYPP patch number 6806.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44398

File Name: suse_kernel-6806.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/05

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3556, CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538

CWE: 189, 264