SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:1761-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110636

Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 LTSS kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2018-3665: Prevent disclosure of FPU registers (including XMM and AVX registers) between processes.
These registers might contain encryption keys when doing SSE accelerated AES enc/decryption (bsc#1087086)

- CVE-2018-5848: In the function wmi_set_ie(), the length validation code did not handle unsigned integer overflow properly. As a result, a large value of the 'ie_len' argument could have caused a buffer overflow (bnc#1097356)

- CVE-2018-1000204: Prevent infoleak caused by incorrect handling of the SG_IO ioctl (bsc#1096728)

- CVE-2017-13305: Prevent information disclosure vulnerability in encrypted-keys (bsc#1094353)

- CVE-2018-1094: The ext4_fill_super function did not always initialize the crc32c checksum driver, which allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (ext4_xattr_inode_hash NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image (bsc#1087007).

- CVE-2018-1093: The ext4_valid_block_bitmap function allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image because balloc.c and ialloc.c do not validate bitmap block numbers (bsc#1087095).

- CVE-2018-1092: The ext4_iget function mishandled the case of a root directory with a zero i_links_count, which allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (ext4_process_freed_data NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted ext4 image (bsc#1087012).

- CVE-2018-1130: NULL pointer dereference in dccp_write_xmit() function that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by a number of certain crafted system calls (bsc#1092904)

- CVE-2018-5803: Prevent error in the '_sctp_make_chunk()' function when handling SCTP packets length that could have been exploited to cause a kernel crash (bnc#1083900)

- CVE-2018-7492: Prevent NULL pointer dereference in the net/rds/rdma.c __rds_rdma_map() function that allowed local attackers to cause a system panic and a denial-of-service, related to RDS_GET_MR and RDS_GET_MR_FOR_DEST (bsc#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.

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 Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-1183=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-1183=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2018-1183=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1038553

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1046610

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1079152

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1082962

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1083382

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1083900

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1087007

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1087012

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1087082

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1087086

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1087095

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1092813

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1092904

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1094033

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1094353

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1094823

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1096140

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1096242

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1096281

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1096480

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1096728

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1097356

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-13305.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1000204.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1092.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1093.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1094.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1130.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-3665.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-5803.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-5848.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-7492.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?9b5a7b15

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110636

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1761-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/21

Modified: 2018/09/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.1

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.8

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

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_74-60_64_96-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_96-xen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13305, CVE-2018-1000204, CVE-2018-1092, CVE-2018-1093, CVE-2018-1094, CVE-2018-1130, CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2018-5803, CVE-2018-5848, CVE-2018-7492