SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (i386) (ZYPP Patch Number 7059)

high Nessus Plugin ID 49871



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


This SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel update fixes a severe regression introduced by previous bugfix updates that would corrupt NFSv4 mounted data.

The update also fixes several other bugs and following security issue :

- drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver of Linux kernel and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the maximum transmission unit (MTU), which allows remote attackers to.

1. cause a denial of service (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A characters and certain packets containing E characters; or 2. cause a denial of service (system crash) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing '0' characters, related to the value of the status register and erroneous behavior associated with the RxMaxSize register.

- An information leak in 32bit emulation on x86_64 machines could disclose sensitive information to local attackers. (CVE-2008-0598)


Apply ZYPP patch number 7059.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49871

File Name: suse_kernel-7059.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

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: 5/30/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0598, CVE-2009-4537

CWE: 20, 200