SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5239)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59127


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This kernel update fixes the following security problems :

- tunneled ipv6 packets (SIT) could trigger a memory leak in the kernel. Remote attackers could exploit that to crash machines. (CVE-2008-2136)

Additionally the following bugfixes have been included for all platforms :

- patches.xfs/xfs-kern_31033a_Fix-fsync-b0rkage.patch: Fix XFS fsync breakage. (bnc#388798)

- patches.fixes/sit-add-missing-kfree_skb: sit - Add missing kfree_skb() on pskb_may_pull() failure. .

- patches.xfs/xfs-kern_30701a_Ensure-a-btree-insert-return s-a- valid-cursor.patch: Ensure a btree insert returns a valid cursor. ( bnc#388806).

- patches.fixes/369802_d_path_fix.patch: fix d_path for pseudo filesystems. (bnc#369802)

- patches.fixes/ignore_lost_ticks: fixed do_vgettimeofday() and other issues with this patch.

- patches.drivers/pci-express-aer-aerdriver-off.patch: PCI

- add possibility to turn AER off. (bnc#382033)

- patches.drivers/pci-express-aer-documentation: PCI - add AER documentation. (bnc#382033)


Apply ZYPP patch number 5239.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59127

File Name: suse_kernel-5239.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/17

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2136

CWE: 399