SUSE SLED10 / SLES10 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2013:0856-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83586


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 kernel has been updated to fix various bugs and security issues.

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2012-4444: The ip6_frag_queue function in net/ipv6/reassembly.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to bypass intended network restrictions via overlapping IPv6 fragments.

CVE-2013-1928: The do_video_set_spu_palette function in fs/compat_ioctl.c in the Linux kernel lacked a certain error check, which might have allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted VIDEO_SET_SPU_PALETTE ioctl call on a /dev/dvb device.

Also the following bugs have been fixed :

- hugetlb: Fix regression introduced by the original patch (bnc#790236, bnc#819403).

- NFSv3/v2: Fix data corruption with NFS short reads (bnc#818337).

- Fix package descriptions in specfiles (bnc#817666).

- TTY: fix atime/mtime regression (bnc#815745).

- virtio_net: ensure big packets are 64k (bnc#760753).

- virtio_net: refill rx buffers when oom occurs (bnc#760753).

- qeth: fix qeth_wait_for_threads() deadlock for OSN devices (bnc#812317, LTC#90910).

- nfsd: remove unnecessary NULL checks from nfsd_cross_mnt (bnc#810628).

- knfsd: Fixed problem with NFS exporting directories which are mounted on (bnc#810628).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected kernel packages

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83586

File Name: suse_SU-2013-0856-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-kdumppae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-vmi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-vmipae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xenpae, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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: 2013/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4444, CVE-2013-1928

BID: 56891, 58906