openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-2050)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 44964


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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

CVE-2010-0622: The wake_futex_pi function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc7 does not properly handle certain unlock operations for a Priority Inheritance (PI) futex, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) and possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors involving modification of the futex value from user space.

CVE-2010-0307: The load_elf_binary function in fs/binfmt_elf.c in the Linux kernel before on the x86_64 platform does not ensure that the ELF interpreter is available before a call to the SET_PERSONALITY macro, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a 32-bit application that attempts to execute a 64-bit application and then triggers a segmentation fault, as demonstrated by amd64_killer, related to the flush_old_exec function.

CVE-2010-0410: Users could send/allocate arbitrary amounts of NETLINK_CONNECTOR messages to the kernel, causing OOM condition, killing selected processes or halting the system.

CVE-2010-0415: The do_pages_move function in mm/migrate.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc7 does not validate node values, which allows local users to read arbitrary kernel memory locations, cause a denial of service (OOPS), and possibly have unspecified other impact by specifying a node that is not part of the kernel's node set.

CVE-2010-0007: net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c in the ebtables module in the netfilter framework in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc4 does not require the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for setting or modifying rules, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and configure arbitrary network-traffic filtering via a modified ebtables application.

CVE-2009-4536: 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.

CVE-2009-4538: 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-2010-0003: The print_fatal_signal function in kernel/signal.c in the Linux kernel before on the i386 platform, when print-fatal-signals is enabled, allows local users to discover the contents of arbitrary memory locations by jumping to an address and then reading a log file, and might allow local users to cause a denial of service (system slowdown or crash) by jumping to an address.

CVE-2009-3939: 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.


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44964

File Name: suse_11_1_kernel-100223.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/03

Modified: 2016/12/21

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: 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: 2010/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3939, CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538, CVE-2010-0003, CVE-2010-0007, CVE-2010-0307, CVE-2010-0410, CVE-2010-0415, CVE-2010-0622

CWE: 189, 200, 264, 399