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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2009-3556

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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2009-3556

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
01/27/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/17/2015
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

A certain Red Hat configuration step for the qla2xxx driver in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, when N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) hardware is used, sets world-writable permissions for the (1) vport_create and (2) vport_delete files under /sys/class/scsi_host/, which allows local users to make arbitrary changes to SCSI host attributes by modifying these files.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kernel-bigsmp
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-iseries64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kdump
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kdumppae
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-ppc64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-smp
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-syms
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-vmi
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-vmipae
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-xen
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-xenpae
  • suse-upgrade-sap-aio-release

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