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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:003 (kernel).
Several exploitable security problems were identified and fixed in
the Linux kernel, the core of every SUSE Linux product.
- Due to missing locking in the sys_uselib system call a local attacker
can gain root access. This was found by Paul Starzetz and is tracked
by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2004-1235.
- Paul Starzetz also found a race condition in SMP page table handling
which could lead to a local attacker gaining root access on SMP
machines. This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-0001.
- A local denial of service was found in the auditing subsystem which
have lead a local attacker crashing the machine. This was reported
and fixed by Redhat.
- The sendmsg / cmsg fix from the previous kernel update was faulty
on 64bit systems with 32bit compatibility layer and could lead to
32bit applications not working correctly on those 64bit systems.
- The smbfs security fixes from a before-previous kernel update were
faulty for some file write cases.
- A local denial of service with Direct I/O access to NFS file systems
could lead a local attacker to crash a machine with NFS mounts.
- grsecurity reported a signed integer problem in the SCSI ioctl
handling which had a missing boundary check.
Due to C language specifics, this evaluation was not correct and
there actually is no problem in this code.
The signed / unsigned mismatch was fixed nevertheless.
- Several more small non security problems were fixed.
NOTE: Two days ago we released the Service Pack 1 for the SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server 9. This kernel update contains fixes for the SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server 9 GA version kernel line.
A fix for the Service Pack 1 version line will be available shortly.
Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_03_kernel.html
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
|Lot of 4 Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade NO RAM NO HD Dual E5-2630 E5-2660 E5-2650
|IBM HS23 Blade Server Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 2.6Ghz 8Core 512GB Ram
|DELL POWEREDGE M630 TWO E5-2695V3 2.3GHZ 256GB 2 X 1TB SATA S130
|DELL POWEREDGE M630 TWO E5-2698V3 2.3GHZ 768GB 2 X 1TB SATA S130
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