SuSE 11 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Number 1753)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 52685
The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
Indications Everyone using the Linux Kernel on s390x architecture should update. Contraindications None. Problem description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Kernel was updated to 188.8.131.52 fixing various bugs and security issues. The following security issues were fixed : - A underflow in the e1000 jumbo ethernet frame handling could be use by link-local remote attackers to crash the machine or potentially execute code in kernel context. This requires the attacker to be able to send Jumbo Frames to the target machine. (CVE-2009-4536) - A underflow in the e1000e jumbo ethernet frame handling could be use by link-local remote attackers to crash the machine or potentially execute code in kernel context. This requires the attacker to be able to send Jumbo Frames to the target machine. (CVE-2009-4538) - drivers/firewire/ohci.c in the Linux kernel, when packet-per-buffer mode is used, allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unknown other impact via an unspecified ioctl associated with receiving an ISO packet that contains zero in the payload-length field. (CVE-2009-4138) - The ext4_fill_flex_info function in fs/ext4/super.c in the Linux kernel allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and panic) via a malformed ext4 filesystem containing a super block with a large FLEX_BG group size (aka s_log_groups_per_flex value). (CVE-2009-4307) - The ext4_decode_error function in fs/ext4/super.c in the ext4 filesystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference), and possibly have unspecified other impact, via a crafted read-only filesystem that lacks a journal. (CVE-2009-4308) - The poll_mode_io file for the megaraid_sas driver in the Linux kernel has world-writable permissions, which allows local users to change the I/O mode of the driver by modifying this file. (CVE-2009-3939) - The collect_rx_frame function in drivers/isdn/hisax/hfc_usb.c in the Linux kernel allows attackers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted HDLC packet that arrives over ISDN and triggers a buffer under-read. (CVE-2009-4005) - A negative offset in a ioctl in the GDTH RAID driver was fixed. (CVE-2009-3080) - Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs subsystem in 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-2009-4020) For a complete list of changes, please look at the RPM changelog. Solution Please install the updates provided at the location noted below. Installation notes This update is provided as a set of RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using the YaST online update module.