SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6810)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 59145


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


This update fixes a several security issues and various bugs in the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP 2 kernel.

The following security issues were fixed :

- Two sysfs filers in the qla2xxx driver were worldwriteable, so users could change SCSI attributes of the qla2xxx driver. CVE-2009-4536:
drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in the Linux kernel handles Ethernet frames that exceed the MTU by processing certain trailing payload data as if it were a complete frame, which allows remote attackers to bypass packet filters via a large packet with a crafted payload. (CVE-2009-3556)

(The e1000e driver is not included in the SLES 10 SP2 kernel, so CVE-2009-4538 does not affect this kernel.)


Apply ZYPP patch number 6810.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59145

File Name: suse_kernel-6810.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/17

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2010/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3556, CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538

CWE: 189, 264