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Category:SuSE Local Security Checks
Title:SuSE Security Advisory SUSE-SA:2007:063 (kernel)

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory SUSE-SA:2007:063.

The openSUSE 10.3 kernel was updated to fix various problems, both
security and non-security bugs.

It fixes the following security problems:

- CVE-2007-5501: The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in
net/ipv4/tcp_input.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (crash) via crafted TCP ACK responses that trigger a NULL
pointer dereference.

Please note that this problem only affects only Linux Kernels
starting with 2.6.21, so only the openSUSE 10.3 code base is

- CVE-2007-5500: A buggy condition in the ptrace attach logic can be
used by local attackers to hang the machine.

- CVE-2007-5904: Multiple buffer overflows in CIFS VFS allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute
arbitrary code via long SMB responses that trigger the overflows
in the SendReceive function.

This requires the attacker to set up a malicious Samba/CIFS server
and getting the client to connect to it, so is very likely restricted
to the site network.

Also the exploitability of this problem not known.

and the following non security bugs:

- Kernel update to
(includes the fixes for CVE-2007-5500 and CVE-2007-5501 described

- patches.fixes/input-add-ms-vm-to-noloop.patch:
add i8042.noloop quirk for Microsoft Virtual Machine [#297546]

- patches.fixes/mac80211_fix_scan.diff:
Make per-SSID scanning work [#299598] [#327684]

This should enhance the hidden ESSID scanning problems with the
newer mac80211 wireless drivers.

This also required a release of all the mac80211 KMP packages.

- patches.drivers/kobil_sct_backport.patch:
Fix segfault for Kobil USB Plus card readers [#327664]

- patches.arch/acpi_thermal_passive_blacklist.patch:
Avoid critical temp shutdowns on specific ThinkPad T4x(p) and R40

- patches.fixes/microtek_hal.diff:
Make the microtek driver work with HAL [#339743]

- patches.fixes/pci-fix-unterminated-pci_device_id-lists:
fix unterminated pci_device_id lists [#340527]

- patches.fixes/nfsacl-retval.diff: knfsd:
fix spurious EINVAL errors on first access of new filesystem [#340873]

Update your system with the packages as indicated in
the referenced security advisory.

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5500
BugTraq ID: 26477
Debian Security Information: DSA-1428 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2008:0055
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:063 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:013 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:030 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:032 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: linux-kernel-waittaskstopped-dos(38547)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5501
BugTraq ID: 26474
XForce ISS Database: linux-kernel-tcpsacktagwritequeue-dos(38548)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5904
BugTraq ID: 26438
Bugtraq: 20080208 rPSA-2008-0048-1 kernel (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:064 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:017 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: kernel-cifsvfs-sendreceive-bo(38450)
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