SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 3068 / 3069 / 3070)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 51610


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel contains various security fixes and lots of other bugfixes.

Notable larger bugfixes and changes :

- 603464: Fix system freezewhen doing a network crashdump with a netxen_nic driver

- 610828: Avoid kernel failure on connects/disconnects to a novell server with Novell Client 2.0

- 612009: Fix Oracle issues due to problems with OCFS

- 614332: Fix SMB processes stuck in uninteruptible sleep when using (LVS/ClusteredIP) + CTDB + OCFS2

- 619525: Fix igb driver regression

- 626321: Add patch for Apparent OCFS2 corruption after removing a bunch of reflinks

- 627518: Avoid System hangs up after failed to copy files from smb server

- 629552: Skip Tape rewind during boot or a scsi scan The following security issues were fixed :

- insufficient range checks on the ETHTOOL_GRXCLSRLALL command allowed local users to at least crash the kernel. (CVE-2010-2478)

- Specially crafted NFS write requests could crash the kernel. (CVE-2010-2521)

- a malicious local user could fill the cache used by CIFS do perform dns lookups with chosen data, therefore tricking the kernel into mounting a wrong CIFS server.

- a local user could overwrite append-only files on a btrfs file system. (CVE-2010-2537)

- a local user could read kernel memory of a btrfs file system. (CVE-2010-2538)

- local users could trigger a NULL derefence via gfs2 file system. (CVE-2010-2798)

- driver specific drm ioctl could leak kernel memory to users with access to dri devices. (CVE-2010-2803)

- 'tc dump' could leak some kernel memory. (CVE-2010-2942)

- the 'os2' xaddr namespace could be used to bypass xattr namespace rules. (CVE-2010-2946)

- integer overflows in the CAN subsystem allowed attackers to crash the kernel or gain privileges. (CVE-2010-2959)

- certain write operations on an ext4 filesystem could crash the kernel. (CVE-2010-3015)


Apply SAT patch number 3068 / 3069 / 3070 as appropriate.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 51610

File Name: suse_11_kernel-100903.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/21

Modified: 2015/01/09

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:btrfs-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:btrfs-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:btrfs-kmp-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:hyper-v-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:hyper-v-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-desktop-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-extra, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2478, CVE-2010-2521, CVE-2010-2524, CVE-2010-2537, CVE-2010-2538, CVE-2010-2798, CVE-2010-2803, CVE-2010-2942, CVE-2010-2946, CVE-2010-2959, CVE-2010-3015