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Security update for open-iscsi


(Last modified: 07AUG2007)

solutions Security update for open-iscsi SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (187174044e1dbe78726bcf840f7530ed)

Applies to

Package: open-iscsi
Product(s): SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4035
Release: 20070807
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using open-iscsi should install this update.



Problem description

Two vulnerabilites to denial of service in the open-iscsi daemon have been found. The daemon does not properly check the credentials of the process connecting to the management interface, which could be abused by an attacker to disrupt iSCSI connections. Likewise, a semaphore for a shared memory segment of the logging mechanism has too broad permissions, which allows local users to block the daemon on the next attempt to log an event.
These DoS vulnerabilities are tracked by CVE-2007-3099 and CVE-2007-3100.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh open-iscsi.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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