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Moderately critical

SUSE update for kernel

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Release Date:  2011-03-09    Views:  1,697

Secunia Advisory SA43639

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information, Privilege escalation, DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


SUSE has issued an update for the kernel. This fixes multiple weaknesses and vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose certain system and potentially sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), bypass certain security restrictions, and gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information and cause a DoS and by malicious people with physical access to potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

For more information:
SA40205
SA41002
SA41881
SA42061
SA42176
SA42684
SA42765
SA42372
SA42570
SA43009
SA43358
SA43477

1) An error within the Econet protocol implementation can be exploited to cause a crash by sending Acorn Universal Networking packets over UDP.

2) An error within the "sctp_icmp_proto_unreachable()" function in net/sctp/input.c can be exploited to cause a crash.


Solution:
Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.

Original Advisory:
SUSE-SU-2011:0160-1:
https://hermes.opensuse.org/messages/7561275

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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