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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83586
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VPR Score: 3.4

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?076f03bf

http://www.nessus.org/u?3349e6ff

http://www.nessus.org/u?d7706f28

http://www.nessus.org/u?db84cd39

http://www.nessus.org/u?d5333171

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-4444.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1928.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/760753

https://bugzilla.novell.com/789831

https://bugzilla.novell.com/790236

https://bugzilla.novell.com/810628

https://bugzilla.novell.com/812317

https://bugzilla.novell.com/813735

https://bugzilla.novell.com/815745

https://bugzilla.novell.com/817666

https://bugzilla.novell.com/818337

https://bugzilla.novell.com/819403

http://www.nessus.org/u?12ad4baa

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83586

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

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/3/2013

Reference Information

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

BID: 56891, 58906