SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1247-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 100150

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA LTSS kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2015-1350: The VFS subsystem in the Linux kernel provided an incomplete set of requirements for setattr operations that underspecifies removing extended privilege attributes, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (capability stripping) via a failed invocation of a system call, as demonstrated by using chown to remove a capability from the ping or Wireshark dumpcap program (bnc#914939).

- CVE-2016-2117: The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel incorrectly enabled scatter/gather I/O, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data (bnc#968697).

- CVE-2016-3070: The trace_writeback_dirty_page implementation in include/trace/events/writeback.h in the Linux kernel improperly interacted with mm/migrate.c, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a certain page move (bnc#979215).

- CVE-2016-5243: The tipc_nl_compat_link_dump function in net/tipc/netlink_compat.c in the Linux kernel did not properly copy a certain string, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a Netlink message (bnc#983212).

- CVE-2016-7117: Use-after-free vulnerability in the
__sys_recvmmsg function in net/socket.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a recvmmsg system call that is mishandled during error processing (bnc#1003077).

- CVE-2016-9588: arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel mismanages the #BP and #OF exceptions, which allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by declining to handle an exception thrown by an L2 guest (bnc#1015703).

- CVE-2016-10044: The aio_mount function in fs/aio.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict execute access, which made it easier for local users to bypass intended SELinux W^X policy restrictions, and consequently gain privileges, via an io_setup system call (bnc#1023992).

- CVE-2016-10200: Race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by making multiple bind system calls without properly ascertaining whether a socket has the SOCK_ZAPPED status, related to net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c and net/l2tp/l2tp_ip6.c (bnc#1028415).

- CVE-2016-10208: The ext4_fill_super function in fs/ext4/super.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups, which allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image (bnc#1023377).

- CVE-2017-2671: The ping_unhash function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel is too late in obtaining a certain lock and consequently cannot ensure that disconnect function calls are safe, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by leveraging access to the protocol value of IPPROTO_ICMP in a socket system call (bnc#1031003).

- CVE-2017-5669: The do_shmat function in ipc/shm.c in the Linux kernel did not restrict the address calculated by a certain rounding operation, which allowed local users to map page zero, and consequently bypass a protection mechanism that exists for the mmap system call, by making crafted shmget and shmat system calls in a privileged context (bnc#1026914).

- CVE-2017-5897: The ip6gre_err function in net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to have unspecified impact via vectors involving GRE flags in an IPv6 packet, which trigger an out-of-bounds access (bnc#1023762).

- CVE-2017-5970: The ipv4_pktinfo_prepare function in net/ipv4/ip_sockglue.c in the Linux kernel allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via (1) an application that made crafted system calls or possibly (2) IPv4 traffic with invalid IP options (bnc#1024938).

- CVE-2017-5986: Race condition in the sctp_wait_for_sndbuf function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and panic) via a multithreaded application that peels off an association in a certain buffer-full state (bnc#1025235).

- CVE-2017-6074: The dccp_rcv_state_process function in net/dccp/input.c in the Linux kernel mishandled DCCP_PKT_REQUEST packet data structures in the LISTEN state, which allowed local users to obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) via an application that made an IPV6_RECVPKTINFO setsockopt system call (bnc#1026024).

- CVE-2017-6214: The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag (bnc#1026722).

- CVE-2017-6345: The LLC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not ensure that a certain destructor exists in required circumstances, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (BUG_ON) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1027190).

- CVE-2017-6346: Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a multithreaded application that made PACKET_FANOUT setsockopt system calls (bnc#1027189).

- CVE-2017-6348: The hashbin_delete function in net/irda/irqueue.c in the Linux kernel improperly managed lock dropping, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via crafted operations on IrDA devices (bnc#1027178).

- CVE-2017-6353: net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict association peel-off operations during certain wait states, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (invalid unlock and double free) via a multithreaded application. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2017-5986 (bnc#1027066).

- CVE-2017-7187: The sg_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large command size in an SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN ioctl call, leading to out-of-bounds write access in the sg_write function (bnc#1030213).

- CVE-2017-7261: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not check for a zero value of certain levels data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (ZERO_SIZE_PTR dereference, and GPF and possibly panic) via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031052).

- CVE-2017-7294: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not validate addition of certain levels data, which allowed local users to trigger an integer overflow and out-of-bounds write, and cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly gain privileges, via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031440).

- CVE-2017-7308: The packet_set_ring function in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1031579).

- CVE-2017-7616: Incorrect error handling in the set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in mm/mempolicy.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized stack data by triggering failure of a certain bitmap operation (bnc#1033336).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-749=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-749=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2017-749=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003077

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1015703

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1021256

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1021762

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1023377

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1023762

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1023992

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1024938

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1025235

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1026024

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1026722

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1026914

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1027066

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1027149

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1027178

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1027189

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1027190

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1028415

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1028895

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1029986

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1030118

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1030213

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1030901

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1031003

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1031052

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1031440

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1031579

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1032344

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1033336

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=914939

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=954763

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=968697

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979215

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=983212

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=989056

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1350/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10044/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10200/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10208/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-2117/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3070/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5243/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7117/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9588/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-2671/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5669/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5897/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5970/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5986/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6074/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6214/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6345/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6346/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6348/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6353/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7187/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7261/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7294/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7308/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7616/

http://www.nessus.org/u?8f96323f

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100150

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1247-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/12

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_72-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_72-xen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/02

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (AF_PACKET packet_set_ring Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1350, CVE-2016-10044, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-10208, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-5243, CVE-2016-7117, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5897, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-5986, CVE-2017-6074, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6345, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6348, CVE-2017-6353, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7261, CVE-2017-7294, CVE-2017-7308, CVE-2017-7616