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Family: SuSE Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

SUSE-SA:2005:068: kernel Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:068 (kernel).

The Linux kernel was updated to fix several security problems and
several bugs, listed below:

Security fixes:
- CVE-2005-3783: A check in ptrace(2) handling that finds out if
a process is attaching to itself was incorrect and could be used
by a local attacker to crash the machine. (All)

- CVE-2005-3784: A check in reaping of terminating child processes did
not consider ptrace(2) attached processes and would leave a ptrace
reference dangling. This could lead to a local user being able to
crash the machine. (Linux kernel 2.6 based products only)

- CVE-2005-3806: A bug in IPv6 flow label handling code could be used
by a local attacker to free non-allocated memory and in turn corrupt
kernel memory and likely crash the machine. (All)

- CVE-2005-3805: A locking problem in POSIX timer handling could
be used by a local attacker on a SMP system to deadlock the
machine. (SUSE Linux 9.3)

- CVE-2005-3527: A race condition in do_coredump in signal.c allows
local users to cause a denial of service (machine hang) by
triggering a core dump in one thread while another thread has a
pending SIGSTOP. (SUSE Linux 9.3)

- CVE-2005-3807: A memory kernel leak in VFS lease handling can exhaust
the machine memory and so cause a local denial of service. This
is seen in regular Samba use and could also be triggered by local
attackers. (SUSE Linux 9.3)

- Others: see original advisory

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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