SUSE Security Announcement: Linux kernel (SUSE-SA:2010:035)
Posted on: 08/18/2010 03:16 PM

An updated Kernel is available for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3


SUSE Security Announcement

Package: kernel
Announcement ID: SUSE-SA:2010:035
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:00:00 +0000
Affected Products: SLE SDK 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
Vulnerability Type: remote denial of service
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
SUSE Default Package: yes
Cross-References: CVE-2010-1087

Content of This Advisory:
1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
Linux kernel security 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:
none
6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

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1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

This SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 kernel was updated to fix various bugs and
one security issue.

CVE-2010-1087: The nfs_wait_on_request function in fs/nfs/pagelist.c in
the Linux kernel allows attackers to cause a denial of service (Oops)
via unknown vectors related to truncating a file and an operation that
is not interruptible.

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 Desktop 10 SP3 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=0a48d2bb88f09ec2cfa4e6dda5d9eeef

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=0a48d2bb88f09ec2cfa4e6dda5d9eeef
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=ee832cd848f9a89483b4ebc3816401e5
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=2ddbc5246b6c31bb9c436e267960e2b2
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=4a3fded4eb5cc8080a15b02eaa089c3b
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=3d5c445b4e7877667872f4260fcbae93

SLE SDK 10 SP3
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=0a48d2bb88f09ec2cfa4e6dda5d9eeef
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=2ddbc5246b6c31bb9c436e267960e2b2
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=4a3fded4eb5cc8080a15b02eaa089c3b
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=3d5c445b4e7877667872f4260fcbae93

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=0a48d2bb88f09ec2cfa4e6dda5d9eeef
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=3d5c445b4e7877667872f4260fcbae93

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 for x86
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=3d5c445b4e7877667872f4260fcbae93

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

none
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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.

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opensuse-security@opensuse.org
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All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
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