SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:1080-1) (Spectre)

High Nessus Plugin ID 109360

Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-5715: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis (bnc#1068032). Enhancements and bugfixes over the previous fixes have been added to this kernel.

- CVE-2018-10087: The kernel_wait4 function in kernel/exit.c might have allowed local users to cause a denial of service by triggering an attempted use of the
-INT_MIN value (bnc#1089608).

- CVE-2018-7757: Memory leak in the sas_smp_get_phy_events function in drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_expander.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via many read accesses to files in the /sys/class/sas_phy directory, as demonstrated by the /sys/class/sas_phy/phy-1:0:12/invalid_dword_count file (bnc#1084536).

- CVE-2018-7566: There was a buffer overflow via an SNDRV_SEQ_IOCTL_SET_CLIENT_POOL ioctl write operation to /dev/snd/seq by a local user (bnc#1083483).

- CVE-2017-0861: Use-after-free vulnerability in the snd_pcm_info function in the ALSA subsystem allowed attackers to gain privileges via unspecified vectors (bnc#1088260).

- CVE-2018-8822: Incorrect buffer length handling in the ncp_read_kernel function in fs/ncpfs/ncplib_kernel.c could be exploited by malicious NCPFS servers to crash the kernel or execute code (bnc#1086162).

- CVE-2017-13166: An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel v4l2 video driver. (bnc#1072865).

- CVE-2017-18203: The dm_get_from_kobject function in drivers/md/dm.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service (BUG) by leveraging a race condition with
__dm_destroy during creation and removal of DM devices (bnc#1083242).

- CVE-2017-16911: The vhci_hcd driver allowed allows local attackers to disclose kernel memory addresses.
Successful exploitation requires that a USB device is attached over IP (bnc#1078674).

- CVE-2017-18208: The madvise_willneed function in mm/madvise.c local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by triggering use of MADVISE_WILLNEED for a DAX mapping (bnc#1083494).

- CVE-2017-16644: The hdpvr_probe function in drivers/media/usb/hdpvr/hdpvr-core.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service (improper error handling and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device (bnc#1067118).

- CVE-2018-6927: The futex_requeue function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel might allow attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a negative wake or requeue value (bnc#1080757).

- CVE-2017-16914: The 'stub_send_ret_submit()' function (drivers/usb/usbip/stub_tx.c) allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a specially crafted USB over IP packet (bnc#1078669).

- CVE-2016-7915: The hid_input_field function in drivers/hid/hid-core.c allowed physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) by connecting a device, as demonstrated by a Logitech DJ receiver (bnc#1010470).

- CVE-2015-5156: The virtnet_probe function in drivers/net/virtio_net.c attempted to support a FRAGLIST feature without proper memory allocation, which allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and memory corruption) via a crafted sequence of fragmented packets (bnc#940776).

- CVE-2017-12190: The bio_map_user_iov and bio_unmap_user functions in block/bio.c did unbalanced refcounting when a SCSI I/O vector has small consecutive buffers belonging to the same page. The bio_add_pc_page function merges them into one, but the page reference is never dropped. This causes a memory leak and possible system lockup (exploitable against the host OS by a guest OS user, if a SCSI disk is passed through to a virtual machine) due to an out-of-memory condition (bnc#1062568).

- CVE-2017-16912: The 'get_pipe()' function (drivers/usb/usbip/stub_rx.c) allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a specially crafted USB over IP packet (bnc#1078673).

- CVE-2017-16913: The 'stub_recv_cmd_submit()' function (drivers/usb/usbip/stub_rx.c) when handling CMD_SUBMIT packets allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (arbitrary memory allocation) via a specially crafted USB over IP packet (bnc#1078672).

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 the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-kernel-source-20180417-13574=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-kernel-source-20180417-13574=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-source-20180417-13574=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-kernel-source-20180417-13574=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010470

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1013018

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039348

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1052943

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062568

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062840

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1063416

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1063516

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1065600

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1065999

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1067118

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1067912

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1072689

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1072865

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1075088

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1075091

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1075994

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1078669

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1078672

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1078673

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1078674

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1080464

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1080757

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1080813

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1081358

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1082091

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1082424

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083242

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083275

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083483

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083494

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1084536

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1085113

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1085279

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1085331

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1085513

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1086162

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1087092

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1087260

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1087762

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1088147

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1088260

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1089608

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=909077

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=940776

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=943786

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5156/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7915/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-0861/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-12190/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-13166/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16644/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16911/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16912/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16913/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16914/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-18203/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-18208/

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-10087/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-6927/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-7566/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-7757/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-8822/

http://www.nessus.org/u?1ffcd0fc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109360

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1080-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/04/26

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/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-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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5156, CVE-2016-7915, CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-12190, CVE-2017-13166, CVE-2017-16644, CVE-2017-16911, CVE-2017-16912, CVE-2017-16913, CVE-2017-16914, CVE-2017-18203, CVE-2017-18208, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-10087, CVE-2018-6927, CVE-2018-7566, CVE-2018-7757, CVE-2018-8822

IAVA: 2018-A-0020