SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (x86) (ZYPP Patch Number 6925)

high Nessus Plugin ID 49870


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


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

- A stack-based buffer overflow in the HFS subsystem of the Linux kernel allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted Hierarchical File System (HFS) filesystem, related to the hfs_readdir() function in fs/hfs/dir.c. CVE-2010-0410: The connector netlink driver (drivers/connector/connector.c) of the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or system crash) by sending the kernel many NETLINK_CONNECTOR messages.
CVE-2009-3556: A configuration value in the qla2xxx driver of the Linux kernel when N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) hardware is used, sets world-writable permissions for the vport_create and vport_delete files under /sys/class/scsi_host/, which allows local users to make arbitrary changes to SCSI host attributes by modifying these files. (CVE-2009-4020)


Apply ZYPP patch number 6925.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49870

File Name: suse_kernel-6925.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 3/16/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3556, CVE-2009-4020, CVE-2010-0410

CWE: 119, 264, 399