SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 7370 / 7373 / 7374)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64888
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Synopsis

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 kernel has been updated to fix two issues :

One severe security issue :

- A race condition in ptrace(2) could be used by local attackers to crash the kernel and/or execute code in kernel context. One severe regression issue:.
(CVE-2013-0871)

- A regression in UNIX domain socket credential passing.
The default disabling of passing credentials caused regression in some software packages that did not expect this. One major software package affected by this was the Open Enterprise Server stack.

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 7370 / 7373 / 7374 as appropriate.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=779577

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=803056

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804154

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0871.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64888

File Name: suse_11_kernel-130219.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/26/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-trace, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/19/2013

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0871