SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:0040-1) (BlueBorne) (KRACK) (Meltdown) (Spectre)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105685

Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 LTSS kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. This update adds mitigations for various side channel attacks against modern CPUs that could disclose content of otherwise unreadable memory (bnc#1068032).

- CVE-2017-5753: Local attackers on systems with modern CPUs featuring deep instruction pipelining could use attacker controllable speculative execution over code patterns in the Linux Kernel to leak content from otherwise not readable memory in the same address space, allowing retrieval of passwords, cryptographic keys and other secrets. This problem is mitigated by adding speculative fencing on affected code paths throughout the Linux kernel.

- CVE-2017-5715: Local attackers on systems with modern CPUs featuring branch prediction could use mispredicted branches to speculatively execute code patterns that in turn could be made to leak other non-readable content in the same address space, an attack similar to CVE-2017-5753. This problem is mitigated by disabling predictive branches, depending on CPU architecture either by firmware updates and/or fixes in the user-kernel privilege boundaries. Please contact your CPU / hardware vendor for potential microcode or BIOS updates needed for this fix. As this feature can have a performance impact, it can be disabled using the 'nospec' kernel commandline option.

- CVE-2017-5754: Local attackers on systems with modern CPUs featuring deep instruction pipelining could use code patterns in userspace to speculative executive code that would read otherwise read protected memory, an attack similar to CVE-2017-5753. This problem is mitigated by unmapping the Linux Kernel from the user address space during user code execution, following a approach called 'KAISER'. The terms used here are 'KAISER' / 'Kernel Address Isolation' and 'PTI' / 'Page Table Isolation'. This feature is disabled on unaffected architectures. This feature can be enabled / disabled by the 'pti=[on|off|auto]' or 'nopti' commandline options.
The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-1000251: The native Bluetooth stack in the Linux Kernel (BlueZ) was vulnerable to a stack overflow vulnerability in the processing of L2CAP configuration responses resulting in Remote code execution in kernel space (bnc#1057389).

- CVE-2017-11600: net/xfrm/xfrm_policy.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that the dir value of xfrm_userpolicy_id is XFRM_POLICY_MAX or less, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an XFRM_MSG_MIGRATE xfrm Netlink message (bnc#1050231).

- CVE-2017-13080: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) allowed reinstallation of the Group Temporal Key (GTK) during the group key handshake, allowing an attacker within radio range to replay frames from access points to clients (bnc#1063667).

- CVE-2017-13167: An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel sound timer was fixed. (bnc#1072876).

- CVE-2017-14106: The tcp_disconnect function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (__tcp_select_window divide-by-zero error and system crash) by triggering a disconnect within a certain tcp_recvmsg code path (bnc#1056982).

- CVE-2017-14140: The move_pages system call in mm/migrate.c in the Linux kernel didn't check the effective uid of the target process, enabling a local attacker to learn the memory layout of a setuid executable despite ASLR (bnc#1057179).

- CVE-2017-14340: The XFS_IS_REALTIME_INODE macro in fs/xfs/xfs_linux.h in the Linux kernel did not verify that a filesystem has a realtime device, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via vectors related to setting an RHINHERIT flag on a directory (bnc#1058524).

- CVE-2017-15102: The tower_probe function in drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users (who are physically proximate for inserting a crafted USB device) to gain privileges by leveraging a write-what-where condition that occurs after a race condition and a NULL pointer dereference (bnc#1066705).

- CVE-2017-15115: The sctp_do_peeloff function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not check whether the intended netns is used in a peel-off action, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1068671).

- CVE-2017-15265: Race condition in the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted /dev/snd/seq ioctl calls, related to sound/core/seq/seq_clientmgr.c and sound/core/seq/seq_ports.c (bnc#1062520).

- CVE-2017-15274: security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel did not consider the case of a NULL payload in conjunction with a nonzero length value, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted add_key or keyctl system call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-12192 (bnc#1045327).

- CVE-2017-15868: The bnep_add_connection function in net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that an l2cap socket is available, which allowed local users to gain privileges via a crafted application (bnc#1071470).

- CVE-2017-16525: The usb_serial_console_disconnect function in drivers/usb/serial/console.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device, related to disconnection and failed setup (bnc#1066618).

- CVE-2017-16527: sound/usb/mixer.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (snd_usb_mixer_interrupt use-after-free and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1066625).

- CVE-2017-16529: The snd_usb_create_streams function in sound/usb/card.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1066650).

- CVE-2017-16531: drivers/usb/core/config.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device, related to the USB_DT_INTERFACE_ASSOCIATION descriptor (bnc#1066671).

- CVE-2017-16534: The cdc_parse_cdc_header function in drivers/usb/core/message.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1066693).

- CVE-2017-16535: The usb_get_bos_descriptor function in drivers/usb/core/config.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1066700).

- CVE-2017-16536: The cx231xx_usb_probe function in drivers/media/usb/cx231xx/cx231xx-cards.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1066606).

- CVE-2017-16537: The imon_probe function in drivers/media/rc/imon.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1066573).

- CVE-2017-16538: drivers/media/usb/dvb-usb-v2/lmedm04.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (general protection fault and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device, related to a missing warm-start check and incorrect attach timing (dm04_lme2510_frontend_attach versus dm04_lme2510_tuner) (bnc#1066569).

- CVE-2017-16649: The usbnet_generic_cdc_bind function in drivers/net/usb/cdc_ether.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1067085).

- CVE-2017-16939: The XFRM dump policy implementation in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted SO_RCVBUF setsockopt system call in conjunction with XFRM_MSG_GETPOLICY Netlink messages (bnc#1069702 1069708).

- CVE-2017-17450: net/netfilter/xt_osf.c in the Linux kernel did not require the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for add_callback and remove_callback operations, which allowed local users to bypass intended access restrictions because the xt_osf_fingers data structure is shared across all net namespaces (bnc#1071695 1074033).

- CVE-2017-17558: The usb_destroy_configuration function in drivers/usb/core/config.c in the USB core subsystem in the Linux kernel did not consider the maximum number of configurations and interfaces before attempting to release resources, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1072561).

- CVE-2017-17805: The Salsa20 encryption algorithm in the Linux kernel did not correctly handle zero-length inputs, allowing a local attacker able to use the AF_ALG-based skcipher interface (CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER_API_SKCIPHER) to cause a denial of service (uninitialized-memory free and kernel crash) or have unspecified other impact by executing a crafted sequence of system calls that use the blkcipher_walk API. Both the generic implementation (crypto/salsa20_generic.c) and x86 implementation (arch/x86/crypto/salsa20_glue.c) of Salsa20 were vulnerable (bnc#1073792).

- CVE-2017-17806: The HMAC implementation (crypto/hmac.c) in the Linux kernel did not validate that the underlying cryptographic hash algorithm is unkeyed, allowing a local attacker able to use the AF_ALG-based hash interface (CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER_API_HASH) and the SHA-3 hash algorithm (CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA3) to cause a kernel stack-based buffer overflow by executing a crafted sequence of system calls that encounter a missing SHA-3 initialization (bnc#1073874).

- CVE-2017-7472: The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a series of KEY_REQKEY_DEFL_THREAD_KEYRING keyctl_set_reqkey_keyring calls (bnc#1034862).

- CVE-2017-8824: The dccp_disconnect function in net/dccp/proto.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via an AF_UNSPEC connect system call during the DCCP_LISTEN state (bnc#1070771).

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 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-kernel-20170109-13398=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-20170109-13398=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-kernel-20170109-13398=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-kernel-20170109-13398=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010175

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1034862

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1045327

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1050231

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1052593

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1056982

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1057179

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1057389

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1058524

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062520

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1063544

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1063667

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066295

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066472

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066569

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066573

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066606

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066618

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066625

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066650

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066671

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066693

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066700

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066705

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1067085

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068032

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068671

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1069702

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1069708

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1070771

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1071074

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1071470

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1071695

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1072561

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1072876

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1073792

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1073874

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1074033

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=999245

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-1000251/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-11600/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-13080/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-13167/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14106/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14140/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14340/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15102/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15115/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15265/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15274/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15868/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16525/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16527/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16529/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16531/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16534/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16535/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16536/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16537/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16538/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16649/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16939/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-17450/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-17558/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-17805/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-17806/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5715/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5753/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5754/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7472/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-8824/

http://www.nessus.org/u?f0ddb86e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105685

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0040-1.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/09

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/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-bigsmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp-devel, 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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-devel, 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-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2018/01/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/05/11

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-11600, CVE-2017-12192, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13167, CVE-2017-14106, CVE-2017-14140, CVE-2017-14340, CVE-2017-15102, CVE-2017-15115, CVE-2017-15265, CVE-2017-15274, CVE-2017-15868, CVE-2017-16525, CVE-2017-16527, CVE-2017-16529, CVE-2017-16531, CVE-2017-16534, CVE-2017-16535, CVE-2017-16536, CVE-2017-16537, CVE-2017-16538, CVE-2017-16649, CVE-2017-16939, CVE-2017-17450, CVE-2017-17558, CVE-2017-17805, CVE-2017-17806, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-7472, CVE-2017-8824

IAVA: 2017-A-0310, 2018-A-0019, 2018-A-0020