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VPR Score: 7.1
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 15-SP1 Azure Kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.
The following security bugs were fixed :
CVE-2018-12207: Untrusted virtual machines on Intel CPUs could exploit a race condition in the Instruction Fetch Unit of the Intel CPU to cause a Machine Exception during Page Size Change, causing the CPU core to be non-functional.
The Linux Kernel kvm hypervisor was adjusted to avoid page size changes in executable pages by splitting / merging huge pages into small pages as More information can be found on https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=7023735 (bnc#1117665 1152505 1155812 1155817 1155945) CVE-2019-11135: Aborting an asynchronous TSX operation on Intel CPUs with Transactional Memory support could be used to facilitate sidechannel information leaks out of microarchitectural buffers, similar to the previously described 'Microarchitectural Data Sampling' attack.
The Linux kernel was supplemented with the option to disable TSX operation altogether (requiring CPU Microcode updates on older systems) and better flushing of microarchitectural buffers (VERW).
The set of options available is described in our TID at https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=7024251 (bnc#1139073 1152497 1152505 1152506). CVE-2019-18805: There was a signed integer overflow in tcp_ack_update_rtt() when userspace writes a very large integer to /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_min_rtt_wlen, leading to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact, aka CID-19fad20d15a6 (bnc#1156187).
CVE-2019-17055: The AF_NFC network module did not enforce CAP_NET_RAW, which meant that unprivileged users could create a raw socket (bnc#1152782).
CVE-2019-16995: Fix a memory leak in hsr_dev_finalize() if hsr_add_port failed to add a port, which may have caused denial of service (bsc#1152685).
CVE-2019-16233: drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_os.c did not check the alloc_workqueue return value, leading to a NULL pointer dereference.
CVE-2019-10220: Added sanity checks on the pathnames passed to the user space. (bsc#1144903).
CVE-2019-17666: rtlwifi: Fix potential overflow in P2P code (bsc#1154372).
CVE-2019-16232: Fix a potential NULL pointer dereference in the Marwell libertas driver (bsc#1150465).
CVE-2019-16234: iwlwifi pcie driver did not check the alloc_workqueue return value, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. (bsc#1150452).
CVE-2019-17133: cfg80211 wireless extension did not reject a long SSID IE, leading to a Buffer Overflow (bsc#1153158).
CVE-2019-17056: The AF_NFC network module did not enforce CAP_NET_RAW, which meant that unprivileged users could create a raw socket (bsc#1152788).
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 Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-2953=1