SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7666)
High Nessus Plugin ID 57213
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThis kernel update for the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 kernel fixes several security issues and bugs.
The following security issues were fixed :
- The dccp_rcv_state_process function in net/dccp/input.c in the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle packets for a CLOSED endpoint, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) by sending a DCCP-Close packet followed by a DCCP-Reset packet. (CVE-2011-1093)
- The add_del_listener function in kernel/taskstats.c in the Linux kernel did not prevent multiple registrations of exit handlers, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption), and bypass the OOM Killer, via a crafted application.
- Integer overflow in the agp_generic_insert_memory function in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted AGPIOC_BIND agp_ioctl ioctl call. (CVE-2011-1745)
- Multiple integer overflows in the (1) agp_allocate_memory and (2) agp_create_user_memory functions in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to trigger buffer overflows, and consequently cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact, via vectors related to calls that specify a large number of memory pages. (CVE-2011-1746)
- The agp_generic_remove_memory function in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel before 18.104.22.168 did not validate a certain start parameter, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted AGPIOC_UNBIND agp_ioctl ioctl call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1745. (CVE-2011-2022)
- When using a setuid root mount.cifs, local users could hijack password protected mounted CIFS shares of other local users. (CVE-2011-1585)
- The do_task_stat function in fs/proc/array.c in the Linux kernel did not perform an expected uid check, which made it easier for local users to defeat the ASLR protection mechanism by reading the start_code and end_code fields in the /proc/#####/stat file for a process executing a PIE binary. (CVE-2011-0726)
- The normal mmap paths all avoid creating a mapping where the pgoff inside the mapping could wrap around due to overflow. However, an expanding mremap() can take such a non-wrapping mapping and make it bigger and cause a wrapping condition. (CVE-2011-2496)
- A local unprivileged user able to access a NFS filesystem could use file locking to deadlock parts of an nfs server under some circumstance. (CVE-2011-2491)
- The code for evaluating LDM partitions (in fs/partitions/ldm.c) contained bugs that could crash the kernel for certain corrupted LDM partitions.
(CVE-2011-1017 / CVE-2011-2182)
- Multiple integer overflows in the next_pidmap function in kernel/pid.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted (1) getdents or (2) readdir system call.
- Integer overflow in the _ctl_do_mpt_command function in drivers/scsi/mpt2sas/mpt2sas_ctl.c in the Linux kernel might have allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via an ioctl call specifying a crafted value that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. (CVE-2011-1494)
- drivers/scsi/mpt2sas/mpt2sas_ctl.c in the Linux kernel did not validate (1) length and (2) offset values before performing memory copy operations, which might have allowed local users to gain privileges, cause a denial of service (memory corruption), or obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted ioctl call, related to the _ctl_do_mpt_command and
_ctl_diag_read_buffer functions. (CVE-2011-1495)
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 7666.