openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0397-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 47774

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VPR Score: 8.5


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The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Kernel was updated to fixing various bugs and security issues.

CVE-2010-1641: The do_gfs2_set_flags function in fs/gfs2/file.c in the Linux kernel does not verify the ownership of a file, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a SETFLAGS ioctl request.

CVE-2010-1087: The nfs_wait_on_request function in fs/nfs/pagelist.c in the Linux kernel allows attackers to cause a denial of service (Oops) via unknown vectors related to truncating a file and an operation that is not interruptible.

CVE-2010-1643: mm/shmem.c in the Linux kernel, when strict overcommit is enabled, does not properly handle the export of shmemfs objects by knfsd, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and knfsd crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.

CVE-2010-1437: Race condition in the find_keyring_by_name function in security/keys/keyring.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via keyctl session commands that trigger access to a dead keyring that is undergoing deletion by the key_cleanup function.

CVE-2010-1446: arch/powerpc/mm/fsl_booke_mmu.c in KGDB in the Linux kernel, when running on PowerPC, does not properly perform a security check for access to a kernel page, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory, related to Fsl booke.

CVE-2010-1162: The release_one_tty function in drivers/char/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel omits certain required calls to the put_pid function, which has unspecified impact and local attack vectors.

CVE-2009-4537: drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux kernel does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A characters and certain packets containing E characters; or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing '\0' characters, related to the value of the status register and erroneous behavior associated with the RxMaxSize register. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2009-1389.


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47774

File Name: suse_11_1_kernel-100709.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/21

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.5

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: 2010/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1389, CVE-2009-4537, CVE-2010-1087, CVE-2010-1162, CVE-2010-1437, CVE-2010-1446, CVE-2010-1641, CVE-2010-1643

CWE: 20, 119