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SUSE-SA:2005:044: kernel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:044 (kernel).


The Linux kernel is the core component of the Linux system.

This update fixes various security as well as non-security problems
discovered since the last round of kernel updates.

Not all kernels are affected by all the problems, each of the problems
has an affected note attached to it.

The CAN-YYYY-NNNN IDs are Mitre CVE Candidate IDs, please see
http://www.mitre.org for more information.

The following security problems have been fixed:

- local users could crash the system by causing stack fault
exceptions (CVE-2005-1767)

SUSE Linux 9.0 and SLES8 are affected.

- local users could use ptrace to crash the kernel
(CVE-2005-1761).

SLES8 on the ia64 architecture is affected.

- by causing an overflow in the 32bit execve function users could
crash the kernel or even execute code (CVE-2005-1768).

SLES 9 on the x86-64 and ia64 architectures and SUSE Linux 9.1
on the x86-64 architecture are affected.

- an overflow when validating XDR data for the nfsacl protocol
could crash the kernel.

SUSE Linux 9.2 and 9.3 are affected.

- local users could crash the kernel by reading from large
offsets in sysfs files

SUSE Linux 9.2 is affected.


On SUSE Linux 9.1 this update contains the kernel used by the
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, Service Pack 2. This kernel adds
among many bugfixes and driver updates support for non-executable
pages (NX) on x86 CPUs and improves dual core CPU support.



Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_44_kernel.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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