SuSE 11 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Number 3164)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51611


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


This security update of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 GA kernel fixes 3 critical security issues.

Following security bugs were fixed :

- Mismatch between 32bit and 64bit register usage in the system call entry path could be used by local attackers to gain root privileges. This problem only affects x86_64 kernels. (CVE-2010-3301)

- Incorrect buffer handling in the biarch-compat buffer handling could be used by local attackers to gain root privileges. This problem affects foremost x86_64, or potentially other biarch platforms, like PowerPC and S390x. (CVE-2010-3081)

- Integer overflow in net/can/bcm.c in the Controller Area Network (CAN) implementation in the Linux kernel allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted CAN traffic.


Apply SAT patch number 3164.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51611

File Name: suse_11_kernel-100921.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/21

Modified: 2015/01/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-xen, 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-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-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-base, 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: 2010/09/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2959, CVE-2010-3081, CVE-2010-3301