SuSE 10 Security Update : kernel-debug (ZYPP Patch Number 6986)
High Nessus Plugin ID 59147
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThis SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel update (for x86_64 only) fixes a severe regression introduced by the previous bugfix that would make some machines not boot due to iommu / AGP memory issues.
The update also fixes several other bugs and the following security issue :
- drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A characters and certain packets containing E characters;
or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing '0' characters, related to the value of the status register and erroneous behavior associated with the RxMaxSize register. (CVE-2009-4537)
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 6986.