SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (x86) (ZYPP Patch Number 6925)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49870
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThis 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)
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 6925.