openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0655-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 75550


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of the openSUSE 11.3 kernel fixes two local root exploits, various other security issues and some bugs.

Following security issues are fixed by this update: CVE-2010-3301:
Mismatch between 32bit and 64bit register usage in the system call entry path could be used by local attackers to gain root privileges.
This problem only affects x86_64 kernels.

CVE-2010-3081: Incorrect buffer handling in the biarch-compat buffer handling could be used by local attackers to gain root privileges.
This problem affects foremost x86_64, or potentially other biarch platforms, like PowerPC and S390x.

CVE-2010-3084: A buffer overflow in the ETHTOOL_GRXCLSRLALL code could be used to crash the kernel or potentially execute code.

CVE-2010-2955: A kernel information leak via the WEXT ioctl was fixed.

CVE-2010-2960: The keyctl_session_to_parent function in security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel expects that a certain parent session keyring exists, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a KEYCTL_SESSION_TO_PARENT argument to the keyctl function.

CVE-2010-3080: A double free in an alsa error path was fixed, which could lead to kernel crashes.

CVE-2010-3079: Fixed a ftrace NULL pointer dereference problem which could lead to kernel crashes.

CVE-2010-3298: Fixed a kernel information leak in the net/usb/hso driver.

CVE-2010-3296: Fixed a kernel information leak in the cxgb3 driver.

CVE-2010-3297: Fixed a kernel information leak in the net/eql driver.


Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75550

File Name: suse_11_3_kernel-100921.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2015/01/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vmi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vmi-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vmi-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:preload-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:preload-kmp-desktop, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2955, CVE-2010-2960, CVE-2010-3079, CVE-2010-3080, CVE-2010-3081, CVE-2010-3084, CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3297, CVE-2010-3298, CVE-2010-3301