SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:0558-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 134287



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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP5 Azure kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

CVE-2020-2732: Fixed an issue affecting Intel CPUs where an L2 guest may trick the L0 hypervisor into accessing sensitive L1 resources (bsc#1163971).

CVE-2020-8992: An issue was discovered in ext4_protect_reserved_inode in fs/ext4/block_validity.c that allowed attackers to cause a soft lockup via a crafted journal size (bnc#1164069).

CVE-2020-8648: There was a use-after-free vulnerability in the n_tty_receive_buf_common function in drivers/tty/n_tty.c (bnc#1162928).

CVE-2020-8428: There was a use-after-free bug in fs/namei.c, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory (bnc#1162109).

CVE-2020-7053: There was a use-after-free (write) in the i915_ppgtt_close function in drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_gtt.c (bnc#1160966).

CVE-2019-19045: A memory leak in drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/fpga/conn.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering mlx5_vector2eqn() failures (bnc#1161522).

CVE-2019-16994: A memory leak existed in sit_init_net() in net/ipv6/sit.c which might have caused denial of service (bnc#1161523).

CVE-2019-19054: A memory leak in the cx23888_ir_probe() function in drivers/media/pci/cx23885/cx23888-ir.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering kfifo_alloc() failures (bnc#1161518).

CVE-2019-14896: A heap overflow was found in the add_ie_rates() function of the Marvell Wifi Driver (bsc#1157157).

CVE-2019-14897: A stack overflow was found in the lbs_ibss_join_existing() function of the Marvell Wifi Driver (bsc#1157155).

CVE-2019-19318: Mounting a crafted btrfs image twice could have caused a use-after-free (bnc#1158026).

CVE-2019-19036: An issue discovered in btrfs_root_node in fs/btrfs/ctree.c allowed a NULL pointer dereference because rcu_dereference(root->node) can be zero (bnc#1157692).

CVE-2019-14615: An information disclosure vulnerability existed due to insufficient control flow in certain data structures for some Intel(R) Processors (bnc#1160195).

CVE-2019-19965: There was a NULL pointer dereference in drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_discover.c because of mishandling of port disconnection during discovery, related to a PHY down race condition (bnc#1159911).

CVE-2019-19927: Fixed an out-of-bounds read access when mounting a crafted f2fs filesystem image and performing some operations, related to ttm_put_pages in drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc.c (bnc#1160147).

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-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-558=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134287

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0558-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/6/2020

Updated: 3/25/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14896


Risk Factor: Critical

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14897

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-azure, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-azure-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-azure-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-azure-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-azure-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-azure-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms-azure, 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: 3/2/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/30/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14615, CVE-2019-14896, CVE-2019-14897, CVE-2019-16994, CVE-2019-19036, CVE-2019-19045, CVE-2019-19054, CVE-2019-19318, CVE-2019-19927, CVE-2019-19965, CVE-2020-2732, CVE-2020-7053, CVE-2020-8428, CVE-2020-8648, CVE-2020-8992