SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5608)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 59131
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The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 1 kernel contains lots of bugfixes and several security fixes :

- Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl().

- On AMD64 some string operations could leak kernel information into userspace. (CVE-2008-0598)

- Added range checking in ASN.1 handling for the CIFS and SNMP NAT netfilter modules. (CVE-2008-1673)

- Fixed range checking in the snd_seq OSS ioctl, which could be used to leak information from the kernel.

- Fixed a memory leak when looking up deleted directories which could be used to run the system out of memory.

- The do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c did not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint. (CVE-2008-2931)

- Various NULL ptr checks have been added to the tty ops functions, which might have been used by local attackers to execute code. We think that this affects only devices openable by root, so the impact is limited.


Apply ZYPP patch number 5608.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59131

File Name: suse_kernel-5608.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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: 9/15/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0598, CVE-2008-1673, CVE-2008-2812, CVE-2008-2931, CVE-2008-3272, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-3525

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 200, 264, 399