SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2019:1671-1) (SACK Panic) (SACK Slowness)

High Nessus Plugin ID 126171

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 4.4.121-92_104 fixes several issues.

The following security issues were fixed :

CVE-2019-3846: A flaw that allowed an attacker to corrupt memory and possibly escalate privileges was found in the mwifiex kernel module while connecting to a malicious wireless network (bsc#1136446).

CVE-2019-11477: A sequence of SACKs may have been crafted by a remote attacker such that one can trigger an integer overflow, leading to a kernel panic. (bsc#1137586).

CVE-2019-11478: It was possible to send a crafted sequence of SACKs which would fragment the TCP retransmission queue. A remote attacker may have been able to further exploit the fragmented queue to cause an expensive linked-list walk for subsequent SACKs received for that same TCP connection. (bsc#1137586)

CVE-2019-11487: The Linux kernel allowed page->_refcount reference count overflow, with resultant use-after-free issues, if about 140 GiB of RAM exists. This is related to fs/fuse/dev.c, fs/pipe.c, fs/splice.c, include/linux/mm.h, include/linux/pipe_fs_i.h, kernel/trace/trace.c, mm/gup.c, and mm/hugetlb.c. It can occur with FUSE requests (bsc#1133191).

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-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1653=1 SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1654=1 SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1656=1 SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1669=1 SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1670=1 SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1671=1 SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1653=1 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1654=1 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1656=1 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1669=1 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1670=1 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1671=1 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP4-2019-1649=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP4-2019-1675=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1655=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1657=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1658=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1659=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1660=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1661=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1662=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1663=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1673=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1676=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1677=1 SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP3-2019-1678=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1133191

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1136446

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1136935

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1137597

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11477/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11478/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11487/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-3846/

http://www.nessus.org/u?7a9ba5d4

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126171

File Name: suse_SU-2019-1671-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/06/24

Updated: 2020/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_101-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_104-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_109-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_85-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_92-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_95-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_98-default, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11487, CVE-2019-3846