openSUSE kernel sources : patching against sock_sendpage() NULL Pointer Dereference vulnerability

I am using the 2.6.30 kernel sources from Kernel:linux-next and noticed that it has not yet been patched against the ā€™sock_sendpage()ā€™ NULL Pointer Dereference vulnerability.

The threat is serious as it could allow a local user to gain root privileges.

Those who compile their own 2.6.x kernel should apply this patch (from Linus, check there for more info) .

Within your kernel source folder :

$ patch -u -p0 < sock_sendpage.patch

I hope an official patch will be released soon for all kernels. I did not check if the 11.1 kernel has already been patched or not.