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The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 kernel for Azure was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed : CVE-2018-19407: The vcpu_scan_ioapic function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and BUG) via crafted system calls that reach a situation where ioapic was uninitialized (bnc#1116841). CVE-2018-19985: The function hso_probe read if_num from the USB device (as an u8) and used it without a length check to index an array, resulting in an OOB memory read in hso_probe or hso_get_config_data that could be used by local attackers (bnc#1120743). CVE-2018-3639: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis, aka Speculative Store Bypass (SSB), Variant 4 (bnc#1087082). CVE-2018-1120: By mmap()ing a FUSE-backed file onto a process's memory containing command line arguments (or environment strings), an attacker can cause utilities from psutils or procps (such as ps, w) or any other program which made a read() call to the /proc/<pid>/cmdline (or /proc/<pid>/environ) files to block indefinitely (denial of service) or for some controlled time (as a synchronization primitive for other attacks) (bnc#1093158). </pid></pid> CVE-2017-16939: The XFRM dump policy implementation in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted SO_RCVBUF setsockopt system call in conjunction with XFRM_MSG_GETPOLICY Netlink messages (bnc#1069702). CVE-2018-16884: NFS41+ shares mounted in different network namespaces at the same time can make bc_svc_process() use wrong back-channel IDs and cause a use-after-free vulnerability. Thus a malicious container user can cause a host kernel memory corruption and a system panic. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out (bnc#1119946). CVE-2018-20169: The USB subsystem mishandled size checks during the reading of an extra descriptor, related to __usb_get_extra_descriptor in drivers/usb/core/usb.c (bnc#1119714). CVE-2018-9568: In sk_clone_lock of sock.c, there is a possible memory corruption due to type confusion. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation (bnc#1118319). CVE-2018-16862: A security flaw was found in the way that the cleancache subsystem clears an inode after the final file truncation (removal). The new file created with the same inode may contain leftover pages from cleancache and the old file data instead of the new one (bnc#1117186). CVE-2018-19824: A local user could exploit a use-after-free in the ALSA driver by supplying a malicious USB Sound device (with zero interfaces) that is mishandled in usb_audio_probe in sound/usb/card.c (bnc#1118152). 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.
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 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2019-148=1