SuSE9 Security Update : the Linux kernel (YOU Patch Number 12578)
High Nessus Plugin ID 44654
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThis update fixes various security issues and some bugs in the SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 kernel.
- The collect_rx_frame function in drivers/isdn/hisax/hfc_usb.c in the Linux kernel allows attackers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted HDLC packet that arrives over ISDN and triggers a buffer under-read. (CVE-2009-4005)
- Array index error in the gdth_read_event function in drivers/scsi/gdth.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges via a negative event index in an IOCTL request. (CVE-2009-3080)
- Missing CAP_NET_ADMIN checks in the ebtables netfilter code might have allowed local attackers to modify bridge firewall settings. (CVE-2010-0007)
- 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-2009-4536)
- The dbg_lvl file for the megaraid_sas driver in the Linux kernel has world-writable permissions, which allows local users to change the (1) behavior and (2) logging level of the driver by modifying this file.
- The z90crypt_unlocked_ioctl function in the z90crypt driver in the Linux kernel does not perform a capability check for the Z90QUIESCE operation, which allows local users to leverage euid 0 privileges to force a driver outage. (CVE-2009-1883)
- 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-2009-2903)
- net/1/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-2009-3621)
- 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-2009-3620)
SolutionApply YOU patch number 12578.