SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Number 5056)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57110


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel was updated to and fixes various bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- Timo Warns reported an issue in the Linux implementation for GUID partitions. Users with physical access could gain access to sensitive kernel memory by adding a storage device with a specially crafted corrupted invalid partition table. (CVE-2011-1776)

- The second part of this fix was not yet applied to our kernel: arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the Linux kernel before does not initialize certain structure members, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via read operations on the /dev/kvm device. (CVE-2010-3881)

- The /proc/PID/io interface could be used by local attackers to gain information on other processes like number of password characters typed or similar.

- A small buffer overflow in the radio driver si4713-i2c was fixed that could potentially used by local attackers to crash the kernel or potentially execute code.

- A kernel information leak in the comedi driver from kernel to userspace was fixed. (CVE-2011-2909)

- In the perf framework software event overflows could deadlock or delete an uninitialized timer.


Apply SAT patch number 5056.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57110

File Name: suse_11_kernel-110824.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/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-desktop-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2-base, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3881, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-2495, CVE-2011-2700, CVE-2011-2909, CVE-2011-2918