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SuSE: 2010-027: Linux kernel Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
SuSE This SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel update brings the kernel to 2.6.32.13. It also contains a security fix and lots of other bugfixes. Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2010-1173: The sctp_process_unk_param function in [More...]
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                        SUSE Security Announcement

        Package:                kernel
        Announcement ID:        SUSE-SA:2010:027
        Date:                   Fri, 02 Jul 2010 08:00:00 +0000
        Affected Products:      SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
                                SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
                                SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP1
        Vulnerability Type:     remote denial of service
        CVSS v2 Base Score:     7.1 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
        SUSE Default Package:   yes
        Cross-References:       CVE-2010-1173

    Content of This Advisory:
        1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
             Kernel security and bugfix update
           Problem Description
        2) Solution or Work-Around
        3) Special Instructions and Notes
        4) Package Location and Checksums
        5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
            See SUSE Security Summary Report.
        6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

______________________________________________________________________________

1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

   This SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel update brings
   the kernel to 2.6.32.13. It also contains a security fix and lots of
   other bugfixes.

   Following security issues were fixed:
   CVE-2010-1173: The sctp_process_unk_param function in
   net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c when SCTP is enabled, allows remote attackers
   to cause a denial of service (system crash) via an SCTPChunkInit
   packet containing multiple invalid parameters that require a large
   amount of error data.

   The update from 2.6.32.12 to 2.6.32.13 might also have contained
   smaller security fixes.

   The RPM version of this update is 2.6.32.13-0.4.1.

2) Solution or Work-Around

   There is no known workaround, please install the update packages.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

   Please reboot the machine after installing the update.

4) Package Location and Checksums

   The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST
   Online Update (YOU) tool. YOU detects which updates are required and
   automatically performs the necessary steps to verify and install them.
   Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually
   and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this
   announcement. Then install the packages using the command

     rpm -Fhv 

   to apply the update, replacing  with the filename of the
   downloaded RPM package.

   Our maintenance customers are notified individually. The packages are
   offered for installation from the maintenance web:

   SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6d234b253abdbb9f30537479384ed1bd
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=0e4cb330aea8c4851b064f19e6d4e99c
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=329cdfcfbddc09b14ba9975bbf6d87e8
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=d8e7470ce034188e261ccb5e82b64416
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=22846882965710e8a968106e5fa9b938

   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6d234b253abdbb9f30537479384ed1bd
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=22846882965710e8a968106e5fa9b938

   SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP1
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6d234b253abdbb9f30537479384ed1bd
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=0e4cb330aea8c4851b064f19e6d4e99c
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=329cdfcfbddc09b14ba9975bbf6d87e8
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=d8e7470ce034188e261ccb5e82b64416
     http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=22846882965710e8a968106e5fa9b938

______________________________________________________________________________

5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:

   See SUSE Security Summary Report.
______________________________________________________________________________

6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

  - Announcement authenticity verification:

    SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
    sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
    guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
    security announcements are published with a valid signature.

    To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
    and run the command

      gpg --verify 

    replacing  with the name of the file where you saved the
    announcement. The output for a valid signature looks like:

      gpg: Signature made  using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
      gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team "

    where  is replaced by the date the document was signed.

    If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
    import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
    command

      gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

  - Package authenticity verification:

    SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
    world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
    and open source software community, the authenticity and the integrity of
    a package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered
    with.

    The internal rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
    authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

     rpm -v --checksig 

    to verify the signature of the package, replacing  with the
    filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
    contains a valid signature from build@suse.de with the key ID 9C800ACA.

    This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on
    RPMv4-based distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during
    installation. You can also find it on the first installation CD and at
    the end of this announcement.

  - SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
    subscribe:

    opensuse-security@opensuse.org
        -   General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
            All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                .

    opensuse-security-announce@opensuse.org
        -   SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
            Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                .

    =====================================================================
    SUSE's security contact is  or .
    The  public key is listed below.
    =====================================================================
______________________________________________________________________________
 
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