SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:3003-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117933


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The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 kernel was updated to 4.4.156 to
receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

CVE-2018-16597: Incorrect access checking in overlayfs mounts could
have been used by local attackers to modify or truncate files in the
underlying filesystem (bnc#1106512).

CVE-2018-14613: Prevent invalid pointer dereference in
io_ctl_map_page() when mounting and operating a crafted btrfs image,
caused by a lack of block group item validation in check_leaf_item

CVE-2018-14617: Prevent NULL pointer dereference and panic in
hfsplus_lookup() when opening a file (that is purportedly a hard link)
in an hfs+ filesystem that has malformed catalog data, and is mounted
read-only without a metadata directory (bsc#1102870)

CVE-2018-16276: Incorrect bounds checking in the yurex USB driver in
yurex_read allowed local attackers to use user access read/writes to
crash the kernel or potentially escalate privileges (bsc#1106095)

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-2018-7480: The blkcg_init_queue function allowed local users to
cause a denial of service (double free) or possibly have unspecified
other impact by triggering a creation failure (bsc#1082863).

CVE-2018-17182: The vmacache_flush_all function in mm/vmacache.c
mishandled sequence number overflows. An attacker can trigger a
use-after-free (and possibly gain privileges) via certain thread
creation, map, unmap, invalidation, and dereference operations

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

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.


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 Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-2135=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch

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.

SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 :

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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117933

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3003-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/05

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

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-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-extra-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14613, CVE-2018-14617, CVE-2018-16276, CVE-2018-16597, CVE-2018-17182, CVE-2018-7480, CVE-2018-7757