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<patchinfo incident="kernel" version="5359">
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="711539" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="713229" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="642896" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="649625" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="638985" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="626119" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="686412" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="678097" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="712023" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="706374" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="669378" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="719710" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="718028" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="719450" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="712366" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="716901" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="697901" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="711203" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="714001" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="682204" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="692784" />
  <issue tracker="bnc" id="672008" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-1833" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-2695" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-3363" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-2918" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-3353" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-2183" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-3191" />
  <issue tracker="CVE" id="CVE-2011-1776" />
  <category>security</category>
  <rating>low</rating>
  <summary>kernel: security and bugfix update.</summary>
  <description>The openSUSE 11.4 kernel was updated to 2.6.37.6 fixing
lots of bugs and security issues.

Following security issues have been fixed: CVE-2011-1833:
Added a kernel option to ensure ecryptfs is mounting only
on paths belonging to the current ui, which would have
allowed local attackers to potentially gain privileges via
symlink attacks.

CVE-2011-2695: Multiple off-by-one errors in the ext4
subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause
a denial of service (BUG_ON and system crash) by accessing
a sparse file in extent format with a write operation
involving a block number corresponding to the largest
possible 32-bit unsigned integer.

CVE-2011-3363: Always check the path in CIFS mounts to
avoid interesting filesystem path interaction issues and
potential crashes.

CVE-2011-2918: In the perf framework software event
overflows could deadlock or delete an uninitialized timer.

CVE-2011-3353: In the fuse filesystem,
FUSE_NOTIFY_INVAL_ENTRY did not check the length of the
write so the message processing could overrun and result in
a BUG_ON() in fuse_copy_fill(). This flaw could be used by
local users able to mount FUSE filesystems to crash the
system.

CVE-2011-2183: Fixed a race between ksmd and other memory
management code, which could result in a NULL ptr
dereference and kernel crash.

CVE-2011-3191: A signedness issue in CIFS could possibly
have lead to to memory corruption, if a malicious server
could send crafted replies to the host.


CVE-2011-1776: The is_gpt_valid function in
fs/partitions/efi.c in the Linux kernel did not check the
size of an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) GUID
Partition Table (GPT) entry, which allowed physically
proximate attackers to cause a denial of service
(heap-based buffer overflow and OOPS) or obtain sensitive
information from kernel heap memory by connecting a crafted
GPT storage device, a different vulnerability than
CVE-2011-1577.

Following non-security bugs were fixed:
- novfs: Unable to change password in the Novell Client for
  Linux (bnc#713229).
- novfs: last modification time not reliable (bnc#642896).
- novfs: unlink directory after unmap (bnc#649625).
- fs: novfs: Fix exit handlers on local_unlink (bnc#649625).
- novfs: &quot;Unable to save Login Script&quot; appears when trying
  to save a user login script (bnc#638985).
- fs: novfs: Limit check for datacopy between user and
  kernel space.
- novfs: Fix checking of login id (bnc#626119).
- novfs: Set the sticky bit for the novfs mountpoint
  (bnc#686412).

- ACPICA: Fix issues/fault with automatic &quot;serialized&quot;
  method support (bnc#678097).

- drm/radeon/kms: Fix I2C mask definitions (bnc#712023).

- ext4: Fix max file size and logical block counting of
  extent format file (bnc#706374).

- novfs: fix off-by-one allocation error (bnc#669378
  bnc#719710).
- novfs: fix some kmalloc/kfree issues (bnc#669378
  bnc#719710).
- novfs: fix some DirCache locking issues (bnc#669378
  bnc#719710).

- memsw: remove noswapaccount kernel parameter (bnc#719450).

- Provide memory controller swap extension. Keep the
  feature disabled by default. Use swapaccount=1 kernel
  boot parameter for enabling it.

- Config cleanups: CONFIG_OLPC should be enabled only for
  i386 non PAE

- TTY: pty, fix pty counting (bnc#711203).

- USB: OHCI: fix another regression for NVIDIA controllers
  (bnc#682204).

- xen/blkfront: avoid NULL de-reference in CDROM ioctl
  handling.

- x86, mtrr: lock stop machine during MTRR rendezvous
  sequence (bnc#672008).
</description>
  <packager>adrianSuSE</packager>
</patchinfo>