openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0654-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49668
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis security update of the openSUSE 11.1 kernel fixes 3 critical security issues.
Following security bugs were fixed: CVE-2010-3301: Mismatch between 32bit and 64bit register usage in the system call entry path could be used by local attackers to gain root privileges. This problem only affects x86_64 kernels.
CVE-2010-3081: Incorrect buffer handling in the biarch-compat buffer handling could be used by local attackers to gain root privileges.
This problem affects foremost x86_64, or potentially other biarch platforms, like PowerPC and S390x.
CVE-2010-2959: Integer overflow in net/can/bcm.c in the Controller Area Network (CAN) implementation in the Linux kernel allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted CAN traffic.
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel packages.