SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:0559-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 134288



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The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP4 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-2019-20095: Fixed a memory leak and denial of service in mwifiex_tm_cmd in drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cfg80211.c, where some error-handling cases did not free allocated hostcmd memory (bnc#1159909).

CVE-2019-20054: Fixed a NULL pointer dereference in drop_sysctl_table() in fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c related to put_links (bnc#1159910).

CVE-2019-20096: Fixed a memory leak in __feat_register_sp() in net/dccp/feat.c, which may cause denial of service (bnc#1159908).

CVE-2019-19966: Fixed a use-after-free in cpia2_exit() in drivers/media/usb/cpia2/cpia2_v4l.c that will cause denial of service (bnc#1159841).

CVE-2019-19447: Mounting a crafted ext4 filesystem image, performing some operations, and unmounting could have led to a use-after-free in fs/ext4/super.c (bnc#1158819).

CVE-2019-19319: A setxattr operation, after a mount of a crafted ext4 image, could cause a slab-out-of-bounds write access because of an ext4_xattr_set_entry use-after-free in fs/ext4/xattr.c when a large old_size value is used in a memset call (bnc#1158021).

CVE-2019-19767: The Linux kernel mishandled ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c (bnc#1159297).

CVE-2019-18808: A memory leak in the ccp_run_sha_cmd() in drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-ops.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) (bnc#1156259).

CVE-2019-19066: A memory leak in the bfad_im_get_stats() in drivers/scsi/bfa/bfad_attr.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering bfa_port_get_stats() failures (bnc#1157303).

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-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2020-559=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134288

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0559-1.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-2019-18808, CVE-2019-19036, CVE-2019-19045, CVE-2019-19054, CVE-2019-19066, CVE-2019-19318, CVE-2019-19319, CVE-2019-19447, CVE-2019-19767, CVE-2019-19965, CVE-2019-19966, CVE-2019-20054, CVE-2019-20095, CVE-2019-20096, CVE-2020-2732, CVE-2020-7053, CVE-2020-8428, CVE-2020-8648, CVE-2020-8992