SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7729)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 59159


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


This kernel update for the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel fixes several security issues and bugs.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- A signedness issue in CIFS could possibly have lead to to memory corruption, if a malicious server could send crafted replies to the host. (CVE-2011-3191)

- Timo Warns reported an issue in the Linux implementation for GUID partitions. Users with physical access could gain access to sensitive kernel memory by adding a storage device with a specially crafted corrupted invalid partition table. (CVE-2011-1776)

- The dccp_rcv_state_process function in net/dccp/input.c in the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle packets for a CLOSED endpoint, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) by sending a DCCP-Close packet followed by a DCCP-Reset packet. (CVE-2011-1093)

- Integer overflow in the agp_generic_insert_memory function in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted AGPIOC_BIND agp_ioctl ioctl call. (CVE-2011-1745)

- Multiple integer overflows in the (1) agp_allocate_memory and (2) agp_create_user_memory functions in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to trigger buffer overflows, and consequently cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact, via vectors related to calls that specify a large number of memory pages. (CVE-2011-1746)

- The agp_generic_remove_memory function in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel before did not validate a certain start parameter, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted AGPIOC_UNBIND agp_ioctl ioctl call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1745. (CVE-2011-2022)

- The do_task_stat function in fs/proc/array.c in the Linux kernel did not perform an expected uid check, which made it easier for local users to defeat the ASLR protection mechanism by reading the start_code and end_code fields in the /proc/#####/stat file for a process executing a PIE binary. (CVE-2011-0726)

- The normal mmap paths all avoid creating a mapping where the pgoff inside the mapping could wrap around due to overflow. However, an expanding mremap() can take such a non-wrapping mapping and make it bigger and cause a wrapping condition. (CVE-2011-2496)

- A local unprivileged user able to access a NFS filesystem could use file locking to deadlock parts of an nfs server under some circumstance. (CVE-2011-2491)

- The code for evaluating LDM partitions (in fs/partitions/ldm.c) contained bugs that could crash the kernel for certain corrupted LDM partitions.
(CVE-2011-1017 / CVE-2011-2182)

- When using a setuid root mount.cifs, local users could hijack password protected mounted CIFS shares of other local users. (CVE-2011-1585)

Also following non-security bugs were fixed :

- patches.suse/fs-proc-vmcorec-add-hook-to-read_from_oldme m-to-check-for-non-ram-pages.patch: fs/proc/vmcore.c:
add hook to read_from_oldmem() to check for non-ram pages. (bnc#684297)

- patches.xen/1062-xenbus-dev-leak.patch: xenbus: Fix memory leak on release.

- patches.xen/1074-xenbus_conn-type.patch: xenbus: fix type inconsistency with xenbus_conn().

- patches.xen/1080-blkfront-xenbus-gather-format.patch:
blkfront: fix data size for xenbus_gather in connect().

- patches.xen/1081-blkback-resize-transaction-end.patch:
xenbus: fix xenbus_transaction_start() hang caused by double xenbus_transaction_end().

- patches.xen/1089-blkback-barrier-check.patch: blkback:
dont fail empty barrier requests.

- patches.xen/1091-xenbus-dev-no-BUG.patch: xenbus: dont BUG() on user mode induced conditions. (bnc#696107)

- patches.xen/1098-blkfront-cdrom-ioctl-check.patch:
blkfront: avoid NULL de-reference in CDROM ioctl handling. (bnc#701355)

- patches.xen/1102-x86-max-contig-order.patch: x86: use dynamically adjusted upper bound for contiguous regions.

- patches.xen/xen3-x86-sanitize-user-specified-e820-memmap
-values.patch: x86: sanitize user specified e820 memmap values. (bnc#665543)

- patches.fixes/libiscsi-dont-run-scsi-eh-if-iscsi-task-is
-making-progress: Fix typo, which was uncovered in debug mode.

- patches.fixes/pacct-fix-sighand-siglock-usage.patch: Fix sighand->siglock usage in kernel/acct.c. (bnc#705463)


Apply ZYPP patch number 7729.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59159

File Name: suse_kernel-7729.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/17

Modified: 2012/05/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


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: 2011/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1017, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1585, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-2022, CVE-2011-2182, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2496, CVE-2011-3191