SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6810)

2012-05-17T00:00:00
ID SUSE_KERNEL-6810.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-12-22T00:00:00

Description

This update fixes a several security issues and various bugs in the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP 2 kernel.

The following security issues were fixed :

  • Two sysfs filers in the qla2xxx driver were worldwriteable, so users could change SCSI attributes of the qla2xxx driver. CVE-2009-4536: drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in the Linux kernel handles Ethernet frames that exceed the MTU by processing certain trailing payload data as if it were a complete frame, which allows remote attackers to bypass packet filters via a large packet with a crafted payload. (CVE-2009-3556)

(The e1000e driver is not included in the SLES 10 SP2 kernel, so CVE-2009-4538 does not affect this kernel.)

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The text description of this plugin is (C) Novell, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(59145);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.5 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/12/22 20:42:26 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-3556", "CVE-2009-4536", "CVE-2009-4538");

  script_name(english:"SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6810)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"This update fixes a several security issues and various bugs in the
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP 2 kernel.

The following security issues were fixed :

  - Two sysfs filers in the qla2xxx driver were
    worldwriteable, so users could change SCSI attributes of
    the qla2xxx driver. CVE-2009-4536:
    drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in
    the Linux kernel handles Ethernet frames that exceed the
    MTU by processing certain trailing payload data as if it
    were a complete frame, which allows remote attackers to
    bypass packet filters via a large packet with a crafted
    payload. (CVE-2009-3556)

(The e1000e driver is not included in the SLES 10 SP2 kernel, so
CVE-2009-4538 does not affect this kernel.)"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-3556.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4536.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4538.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Apply ZYPP patch number 6810.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(189, 264);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/01/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/05/17");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"SuSE Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/SuSE/release", "Host/SuSE/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) exit(0, "Local checks are not enabled.");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/SuSE/release")) exit(0, "The host is not running SuSE.");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/SuSE/rpm-list")) exit(1, "Could not obtain the list of installed packages.");

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) exit(1, "Failed to determine the architecture type.");
if (cpu >!< "x86_64" && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") exit(1, "Local checks for SuSE 10 on the '"+cpu+"' architecture have not been implemented.");


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-default-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-smp-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-source-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-syms-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-xen-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-default-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-kdump-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-smp-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-source-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-syms-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:2, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-xen-2.6.16.60-0.42.9")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else exit(0, "The host is not affected.");