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VPR Score: 6.7
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 kernel was updated to 4.4.131 to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed :
- CVE-2018-3639: Information leaks using 'Memory Disambiguation' feature in modern CPUs were mitigated, aka 'Spectre Variant 4' (bnc#1087082). A new boot commandline option was introduced, 'spec_store_bypass_disable', which can have following values :
- auto: Kernel detects whether your CPU model contains an implementation of Speculative Store Bypass and picks the most appropriate mitigation.
- on: disable Speculative Store Bypass
- off: enable Speculative Store Bypass
- prctl: Control Speculative Store Bypass per thread via prctl. Speculative Store Bypass is enabled for a process by default. The state of the control is inherited on fork.
- seccomp: Same as 'prctl' above, but all seccomp threads will disable SSB unless they explicitly opt out. The default is 'seccomp', meaning programs need explicit opt-in into the mitigation. Status can be queried via the /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spec_store_bypas s file, containing :
- 'Mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled'
- 'Mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl'
- 'Mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp'
- CVE-2018-8781: The udl_fb_mmap function in drivers/gpu/drm/udl/udl_fb.c had an integer-overflow vulnerability allowing local users with access to the udldrmfb driver to obtain full read and write permissions on kernel physical pages, resulting in a code execution in kernel space (bnc#1090643).
- CVE-2018-10124: The kill_something_info function in kernel/signal.c might have allowed local users to cause a denial of service via an INT_MIN argument (bnc#1089752).
- 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-2018-1000199: An address corruption flaw was discovered while modifying a h/w breakpoint via 'modify_user_hw_breakpoint' routine, an unprivileged user/process could use this flaw to crash the system kernel resulting in DoS OR to potentially escalate privileges on a the system. (bsc#1089895)
- CVE-2018-1130: The Linux kernel was vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference in dccp_write_xmit() function in net/dccp/output.c in that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by a number of certain crafted system calls (bnc#1092904).
- CVE-2018-5803: An error in the _sctp_make_chunk() function when handling SCTP, packet length could have been exploited by a malicious local user to cause a kernel crash and a DoS. (bnc#1083900).
- CVE-2018-1065: The netfilter subsystem mishandled the case of a rule blob that contains a jump but lacks a user-defined chain, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) by leveraging the CAP_NET_RAW or CAP_NET_ADMIN capability, related to arpt_do_table in net/ipv4/netfilter/arp_tables.c, ipt_do_table in net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c, and ip6t_do_table in net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c (bnc#1083650 1091925).
- CVE-2018-7492: A NULL pointer dereference was found in the net/rds/rdma.c __rds_rdma_map() function allowing local attackers to cause a system panic and a denial-of-service, related to RDS_GET_MR and RDS_GET_MR_FOR_DEST (bnc#1082962).
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.
SolutionTo 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 Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2018-955=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-955=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-955=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2018-955=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-HA-12-SP3-2018-955=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-955=1
SUSE CaaS Platform ALL :
To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.