SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5370)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59128


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


This kernel update fixes quite a number of security problems :

- A remote attacker could crash the IPSec/IPv6 stack by sending a bad ESP packet. This requires the host to be able to receive such packets (default filtered by the firewall). (CVE-2007-6282)

- A problem in SIT IPv6 tunnel handling could be used by remote attackers to immediately crash the machine.

- On x86_64 a denial of service attack could be used by local attackers to immediately panic / crash the machine. (CVE-2008-1615)

- An information leakage during coredumping of root processes was fixed. (CVE-2007-6206)

- Fixed a SMP ordering problem in fcntl_setlk could potentially allow local attackers to execute code by timing file locking. (CVE-2008-1669)

- Fixed a dnotify race condition, which could be used by local attackers to potentially execute code.

- A ptrace bug could be used by local attackers to hang their own processes indefinitely. (CVE-2007-5500)

- Clear the 'direction' flag before calling signal handlers. For specific not yet identified programs under specific timing conditions this could potentially have caused memory corruption or code execution.

- The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which ioctls is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2007-6151)

Non security related changes :

OCFS2 was updated to version v1.2.9-1-r3100.

Also a huge number of bugs were fixed. Please refer to the RPM changelog for a detailed list.


Apply ZYPP patch number 5370.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59128

File Name: suse_kernel-5370.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/17

Modified: 2016/12/22

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: 2008/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5500, CVE-2007-6151, CVE-2007-6206, CVE-2007-6282, CVE-2008-1367, CVE-2008-1375, CVE-2008-1615, CVE-2008-1669, CVE-2008-2136

CWE: 16, 94, 119, 362, 399