SUSE update for kernel

by Carol~ Moderator - 10/24/12 1:08 PM

In Reply to: VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - October 24, 2012 by Carol~ Moderator

Release Date : 2012-10-24

Criticality level : Moderately critical
Impact : Exposure of system information
Privilege escalation
DoS
Where : From remote
Solution Status : Vendor Patch

Operating System : SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10

Description:
SUSE has issued an update for the kernel. This fixes multiple vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose system information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and potentially gain escalated privileges and malicious people to cause a DoS.

Solution:
Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.

Original Advisory:
SUSE-SU-2012:1391-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-10/msg00015.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/51099/