openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-629)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The openSUSE Leap 42.1 kernel was updated to receive various security
and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2016-2847: Limit the per-user amount of pages
allocated in pipes (bsc#970948).

- CVE-2016-3136: mct_u232: add sanity checking in probe

- CVE-2016-2188: iowarrior: fix oops with malicious USB
descriptors (bnc#970956).

- CVE-2016-3138: cdc-acm: more sanity checking

- CVE-2016-3137: cypress_m8: add endpoint sanity check

- CVE-2016-3951: cdc_ncm: do not call usbnet_link_change
from cdc_ncm_bind (bnc#974418).

- CVE-2016-3140: digi_acceleport: do sanity checking for
the number of ports (bnc#970892).

- CVE-2016-2186: powermate: fix oops with malicious USB
descriptors (bnc#970958).

- CVE-2016-2185: usb_driver_claim_interface: add sanity
checking (bnc#971124).

- CVE-2016-3689: ims-pcu: sanity check against missing
interfaces (bnc#971628).

- CVE-2016-3156: ipv4: Do not do expensive useless work
during inetdev destroy (bsc#971360).

The following non-security bugs were fixed :

- ALSA: timer: Call notifier in the same spinlock

- ALSA: timer: Protect the whole snd_timer_close() with
open race (bsc#973378).

- ALSA: timer: Sync timer deletion at closing the system
timer (bsc#973378).

- ALSA: timer: Use mod_timer() for rearming the system
timer (bsc#973378).

- Backport arm64 patches from SLE12-SP1-ARM

- Fix kABI additions for pipe: limit the per-user amount
of pages allocated in pipes.

- Revert 'drm/radeon: call hpd_irq_event on resume'

- Update config files. Enable RTC_HCTOSYS, build
I2C_XGENE_SLIMPRO as a module.

- backends: guarantee one time reads of shared ring
contents (bsc#957988).

- ext4: fix races between buffered IO and collapse /
insert range (bsc#972174).

- ext4: fix races between page faults and hole punching

- ext4: fix races of writeback with punch hole and zero
range (bsc#972174).

- ext4: move unlocked dio protection from
ext4_alloc_file_blocks() (bsc#972174).

- net: thunderx: Use napi_schedule_irqoff()

- netback: do not use last request to determine minimum Tx
credit (bsc#957988).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected the Linux Kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

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