SuSE 10 Security Update : kernel-debug (ZYPP Patch Number 6986)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59147
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Synopsis

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

Description

This 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 2.6.32.3 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)

Solution

Apply ZYPP patch number 6986.

See Also

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4537.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59147

File Name: suse_kernel-6986.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: 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: 4/13/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4537

CWE: 20