SuSE 10 Security Update : kernel-debug (ZYPP Patch Number 6986)

2012-05-17T00:00:00
ID SUSE_KERNEL-6986.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-10-02T00:00:00

Description

This SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel update (for x86_64 only) fixes a severe regression introduced by the previous bugfix that would make some machines not boot due to iommu / AGP memory issues.

The update also fixes several other bugs and the following security issue :

  • drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux kernel 2.6.32.3 and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A characters and certain packets containing E characters; or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing '0' characters, related to the value of the status register and erroneous behavior associated with the RxMaxSize register. (CVE-2009-4537)

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The text description of this plugin is (C) Novell, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(59147);
  script_version("1.3");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:40");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-4537");

  script_name(english:"SuSE 10 Security Update : kernel-debug (ZYPP Patch Number 6986)");
  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 SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel update (for x86_64 only)
fixes a severe regression introduced by the previous bugfix that would
make some machines not boot due to iommu / AGP memory issues.

The update also fixes several other bugs and the following security
issue :

  - drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux
    kernel 2.6.32.3 and earlier does not properly check the
    size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which
    allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service
    (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted
    size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A
    characters and certain packets containing E characters;
    or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a
    packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain
    packets containing '0' characters, related to the value
    of the status register and erroneous behavior associated
    with the RxMaxSize register. (CVE-2009-4537)"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4537.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Apply ZYPP patch number 6986.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(20);

  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:"2010/04/13");
  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) 2012-2019 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:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-default-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-smp-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-source-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-syms-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLED10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-xen-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-default-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-kdump-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-smp-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-source-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-syms-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES10", sp:3, cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-xen-2.6.16.60-0.62.1")) 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.");