SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2019:1870-1) (SACK Slowness)

High Nessus Plugin ID 126811

Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

CVE-2018-5390 aka 'SegmentSmack': A remote attacker even with relatively low bandwidth could have caused lots of CPU usage by triggering the worst case scenario during IP and/or TCP fragment reassembly (bsc#1102340)

CVE-2018-7191: In the tun subsystem in the Linux kernel, dev_get_valid_name was not called before register_netdevice. This allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) via an ioctl(TUNSETIFF) call with a dev name containing a / character. (bnc#1135603)

CVE-2018-20836: A race condition in smp_task_timedout() and smp_task_done() in drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_expander.c, could have lead to a use-after-free. (bnc#1134395)

CVE-2019-12614: An unchecked kstrdup might have allowed an attacker to cause denial of service (a NULL pointer dereference and system crash).
(bnc#1137194)

CVE-2019-12818: The nfc_llcp_build_tlv function in net/nfc/llcp_commands.c may have returned NULL. If the caller did not check for this, it would trigger a NULL pointer dereference. This would cause denial of service. (bnc#1138293)

CVE-2019-12456: An issue in the MPT3COMMAND case in _ctl_ioctl_main() allowed local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact by changing the value of ioc_number between two kernel reads of that value, aka a 'double fetch' vulnerability.
(bsc#1136922)

CVE-2019-11487: An attacker could have triggered use-after-free via page reference count overflow on slow filesystems with at least of 140 GiB of RAM available. (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 Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2019-1870=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2019-1870=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2019-1870=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1102340

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1112824

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1130159

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

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1135603

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

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1138293

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1139751

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-5390/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-7191/

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

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/

http://www.nessus.org/u?ce50e84b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126811

File Name: suse_SU-2019-1870-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/07/19

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/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-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_118-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_118-xen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20836, CVE-2018-5390, CVE-2018-7191, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11487, CVE-2019-12456, CVE-2019-12614, CVE-2019-12818