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SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 LTSS kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.
CVE-2018-10853: A flaw was found in the way the KVM hypervisor emulated instructions such as sgdt/sidt/fxsave/fxrstor. It did not check current privilege(CPL) level while emulating unprivileged instructions. An unprivileged guest user/process could use this flaw to potentially escalate privileges inside guest (bnc#1097104).
CVE-2018-10876: A flaw was found in Linux kernel in the ext4 filesystem code. A use-after-free is possible in ext4_ext_remove_space() function when mounting and operating a crafted ext4 image. (bnc#1099811)
CVE-2018-10877: Linux kernel ext4 filesystem is vulnerable to an out-of-bound access in the ext4_ext_drop_refs() function when operating on a crafted ext4 filesystem image. (bnc#1099846)
CVE-2018-10878: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's ext4 filesystem. A local user can cause an out-of-bounds write and a denial of service or unspecified other impact is possible by mounting and operating a crafted ext4 filesystem image. (bnc#1099813)
CVE-2018-10879: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's ext4 filesystem. A local user can cause a use-after-free in ext4_xattr_set_entry function and a denial of service or unspecified other impact may occur by renaming a file in a crafted ext4 filesystem image. (bnc#1099844)
CVE-2018-10880: Linux kernel is vulnerable to a stack-out-of-bounds write in the ext4 filesystem code when mounting and writing to a crafted ext4 image in ext4_update_inline_data(). An attacker could use this to cause a system crash and a denial of service. (bnc#1099845)
CVE-2018-10881: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's ext4 filesystem. A local user can cause an out-of-bound access in ext4_get_group_info function, a denial of service, and a system crash by mounting and operating on a crafted ext4 filesystem image.
CVE-2018-10882: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's ext4 filesystem. A local user can cause an out-of-bound write in in fs/jbd2/transaction.c code, a denial of service, and a system crash by unmounting a crafted ext4 filesystem image. (bnc#1099849)
CVE-2018-10883: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's ext4 filesystem. A local user can cause an out-of-bounds write in jbd2_journal_dirty_metadata(), a denial of service, and a system crash by mounting and operating on a crafted ext4 filesystem image.
CVE-2018-10902: It was found that the raw midi kernel driver did not protect against concurrent access which leads to a double realloc (double free) in snd_rawmidi_input_params() and snd_rawmidi_output_status() which are part of snd_rawmidi_ioctl() handler in rawmidi.c file. A malicious local attacker could possibly use this for privilege escalation (bnc#1105322).
CVE-2018-10938: A crafted network packet sent remotely by an attacker may force the kernel to enter an infinite loop in the cipso_v4_optptr() function in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c leading to a denial-of-service. A certain non-default configuration of LSM (Linux Security Module) and NetLabel should be set up on a system before an attacker could leverage this flaw (bnc#1106016).
CVE-2018-10940: The cdrom_ioctl_media_changed function in drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c allowed local attackers to use a incorrect bounds check in the CDROM driver CDROM_MEDIA_CHANGED ioctl to read out kernel memory (bnc#1092903).
CVE-2018-12896: An Integer Overflow in kernel/time/posix-timers.c in the POSIX timer code is caused by the way the overrun accounting works. Depending on interval and expiry time values, the overrun can be larger than INT_MAX, but the accounting is int based. This basically made the accounting values, which are visible to user space via timer_getoverrun(2) and siginfo::si_overrun, random. For example, a local user can cause a denial of service (signed integer overflow) via crafted mmap, futex, timer_create, and timer_settime system calls (bnc#1099922).
CVE-2018-13093: There is a NULL pointer dereference and panic in lookup_slow() on a NULL inode->i_ops pointer when doing pathwalks on a corrupted xfs image. This occurs because of a lack of proper validation that cached inodes are free during allocation (bnc#1100001).
CVE-2018-13094: An OOPS may occur for a corrupted xfs image after xfs_da_shrink_inode() is called with a NULL bp (bnc#1100000).
CVE-2018-13095: A denial of service (memory corruption and BUG) can occur for a corrupted xfs image upon encountering an inode that is in extent format, but has more extents than fit in the inode fork (bnc#1099999).
CVE-2018-14617: There is a NULL pointer dereference and panic in hfsplus_lookup() in fs/hfsplus/dir.c 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 (bnc#1102870).
CVE-2018-14678: The xen_failsafe_callback entry point in arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S did not properly maintain RBX, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory usage and system crash). Within Xen, 64-bit x86 PV Linux guest OS users can trigger a guest OS crash or possibly gain privileges (bnc#1102715).
CVE-2018-15572: The spectre_v2_select_mitigation function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c did not always fill RSB upon a context switch, which made it easier for attackers to conduct userspace-userspace spectreRSB attacks (bnc#1102517 bnc#1105296).
CVE-2018-15594: arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c mishandled certain indirect calls, which made it easier for attackers to conduct Spectre-v2 attacks against paravirtual guests (bnc#1105348).
CVE-2018-16276: Local attackers could use user access read/writes with incorrect bounds checking in the yurex USB driver to crash the kernel or potentially escalate privileges (bnc#1106095).
CVE-2018-16658: An information leak in cdrom_ioctl_drive_status in drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c could be used by local attackers to read kernel memory because a cast from unsigned long to int interferes with bounds checking. This is similar to CVE-2018-10940 (bnc#1107689).
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 (bnc#1108399).
CVE-2018-6554: Memory leak in the irda_bind function in net/irda/af_irda.c and later in drivers/staging/irda/net/af_irda.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by repeatedly binding an AF_IRDA socket (bnc#1106509).
CVE-2018-6555: The irda_setsockopt function in net/irda/af_irda.c and later in drivers/staging/irda/net/af_irda.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service (ias_object use-after-free and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an AF_IRDA socket (bnc#1106511).
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-2018-9363: A buffer overflow in bluetooth HID report processing could be used by malicious bluetooth devices to crash the kernel or potentially execute code (bnc#1105292). The following security bugs were fixed :
CVE-2018-7480: The blkcg_init_queue function in block/blk-cgroup.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service (double free) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a creation failure (bnc#1082863).
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 OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2018-2188=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-2188=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-2188=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-HA-12-SP2-2018-2188=1
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2018-2188=1
OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2018-2188=1