SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6779)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 49869


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes various bugs and some security issues in the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP 3 kernel.

The following security issues were fixed :

- 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)

- drivers/net/e1000e/netdev.c in the e1000e driver in the Linux kernel 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-2009-4538)

- Missing CAP_NET_ADMIN checks in the ebtables netfilter code might have allowed local attackers to modify bridge firewall settings. (CVE-2010-0007)


Apply ZYPP patch number 6779.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 49869

File Name: suse_kernel-6779.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/11

Modified: 2016/12/22

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538, CVE-2010-0007

CWE: 189, 264