SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2019:1823-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 126688

Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP 2 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

CVE-2019-10638: In the Linux kernel, a device could be tracked by an attacker using the IP ID values the kernel produces for connection-less protocols (e.g., UDP and ICMP). When such traffic was sent to multiple destination IP addresses, it was possible to obtain hash collisions (of indices to the counter array) and thereby obtain the hashing key (via enumeration). An attack may be conducted by hosting a crafted web page that uses WebRTC or gQUIC to force UDP traffic to attacker-controlled IP addresses. (bnc#1140575)

CVE-2019-10639: The Linux kernel allowed Information Exposure (partial kernel address disclosure), leading to a KASLR bypass. Specifically, it was possible to extract the KASLR kernel image offset using the IP ID values the kernel produces for connection-less protocols (e.g., UDP and ICMP). When such traffic was sent to multiple destination IP addresses, it was possible to obtain hash collisions (of indices to the counter array) and thereby obtain the hashing key (via enumeration). This key contains enough bits from a kernel address (of a static variable) so when the key was extracted (via enumeration), the offset of the kernel image is exposed. This attack can be carried out remotely, by the attacker forcing the target device to send UDP or ICMP (or certain other) traffic to attacker-controlled IP addresses.
Forcing a server to send UDP traffic is trivial if the server is a DNS server. ICMP traffic is trivial if the server answers ICMP Echo requests (ping). For client targets, if the target visited the attacker's web page, then WebRTC or gQUIC could be used to force UDP traffic to attacker-controlled IP addresses. NOTE: this attack against KASLR became viable because IP ID generation was changed to have a dependency on an address associated with a network namespace. (bnc#)

CVE-2019-10126: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel that might lead to memory corruption in the marvell mwifiex driver. (bnc#1136935)

CVE-2018-20836: An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel There was a race condition in smp_task_timedout() and smp_task_done() in drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_expander.c, leading to a use-after-free.
(bnc#1134395)

CVE-2019-11599: The coredump implementation in the Linux kernel did not use locking or other mechanisms to prevent vma layout or vma flags changes while it ran, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service, or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a race condition with mmget_not_zero or get_task_mm calls. This is related to fs/userfaultfd.c, mm/mmap.c, fs/proc/task_mmu.c, and drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_main.c.
(bnc#1133738)

CVE-2019-12614: An issue was discovered in dlpar_parse_cc_property in arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/dlpar.c in the Linux kernel There was an unchecked kstrdup of prop-name, which might allow an attacker to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash).
(bnc#)

CVE-2019-12818: An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel The nfc_llcp_build_tlv function in net/nfc/llcp_commands.c may return NULL. If the caller did not check for this, it will trigger a NULL pointer dereference. This will cause denial of service. This affects nfc_llcp_build_gb in net/nfc/llcp_core.c. (bnc#1137194)

CVE-2019-12819: An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel The function __mdiobus_register() in drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c called put_device(), which would trigger a fixed_mdio_bus_init use-after-free. This would cause a denial of service. (bnc#1138291)

CVE-2019-12456 a double-fetch bug in _ctl_ioctl_main() could allow local users to create a denial of service (bsc#1136922).

CVE-2019-12380: An issue was discovered in the efi subsystem in the Linux kernel phys_efi_set_virtual_address_map in arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c and efi_call_phys_prolog in arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c mishandle memory allocation failures.
NOTE: This id is disputed as not being an issue because All the code touched by the referenced commit runs only at boot, before any user processes are started. Therefore, there is no possibility for an unprivileged user to control it. (bnc#)

CVE-2019-11487: The Linux kernel allowed page-_refcount reference count to 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. (bnc#1133190)

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 OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2019-1823=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-1823=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-1823=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2019-1823=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2019-1823=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1096254

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1108382

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1109137

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1127155

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1133190

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1133738

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1134395

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1134701

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1136922

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1137194

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1138291

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1140575

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-20836/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-10126/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-10638/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-10639/

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11599/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-12380/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-12456/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-12614/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-12818/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-12819/

http://www.nessus.org/u?f1e15fc1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126688

File Name: suse_SU-2019-1823-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/07/15

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

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:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_117-default, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20836, CVE-2019-10126, CVE-2019-10638, CVE-2019-10639, CVE-2019-11487, CVE-2019-11599, CVE-2019-12380, CVE-2019-12456, CVE-2019-12614, CVE-2019-12818, CVE-2019-12819