openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0654-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49668


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This 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.


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49668

File Name: suse_11_1_kernel-100921.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/09/24

Modified: 2015/01/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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: 2010/09/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2959, CVE-2010-3081, CVE-2010-3301