SuSE 11.2 Security Update: kernel (2010-01-28)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44411



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The Linux kernel for openSUSE 11.2 was updated to to fix the following bugs and security issues :

- The permission of the devtmpfs root directory was incorrectly 1777 (instead of 755). If it was used, local attackers could escalate privileges. (openSUSE 11.2 does not use this filesystem by default). (CVE-2010-0299)

- The poll_mode_io file for the megaraid_sas driver in the Linux kernel and earlier has world-writable permissions, which allows local users to change the I/O mode of the driver by modifying this file.

- ebtables was lacking a CAP_NET_ADMIN check, making it possible for local unprivileged attackers to modify the network bridge management. (CVE-2010-0007)

- An information leakage on fatal signals on x86_64 machines was fixed. (CVE-2010-0003)

- A race condition in fasync handling could be used by local attackers to crash the machine or potentially execute code. (CVE-2009-4141)

- The ipv6_hop_jumbo function in net/ipv6/exthdrs.c in the Linux kernel before, when network namespaces are enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via an invalid IPv6 jumbogram. (CVE-2010-0006)

- drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in the Linux kernel and earlier 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.

- drivers/net/e1000e/netdev.c in the e1000e driver in the Linux kernel and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via crafted packets. (CVE-2009-4538)


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44411

File Name: suse_11_2_kernel-100128.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/9/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-devel, 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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:preload-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:preload-kmp-desktop, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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: 1/28/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3939, CVE-2009-4141, CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538, CVE-2010-0003, CVE-2010-0006, CVE-2010-0007, CVE-2010-0299

BID: 37019, 37519, 37523, 37724, 37762, 37806, 37810, 38437

CWE: 189, 20, 200, 264, 399