SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:0580-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 134292



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

The following security bugs were fixed :

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-2019-14896: A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the Marvell WiFi driver. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service (system crash) or, possibly execute arbitrary code, when the lbs_ibss_join_existing function is called after a STA connects to an AP (bnc#1157157).

CVE-2019-14897: A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the Marvell WiFi driver. An attacker is able to cause a denial of service (system crash) or, possibly execute arbitrary code, when a STA works in IBSS mode (allows connecting stations together without the use of an AP) and connects to another STA (bnc#1157155).

CVE-2019-16994: A memory leak existed in sit_init_net() in net/ipv6/sit.c which might have caused denial of service, aka CID-07f12b26e21a (bnc#1161523).

CVE-2019-18808: A memory leak in drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-ops.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-128c66429247 (bnc#1156259).

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-2019-19045: 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, aka CID-c8c2a057fdc7 (bnc#1161522).

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, aka CID-a7b2df76b42b (bnc#1161518).

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

CVE-2019-19319: A slab-out-of-bounds write access could have occured when setxattr was called after mounting of a specially crafted ext4 image (bnc#1158021).

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-2019-19767: There were multiple 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, aka CID-4ea99936a163 (bnc#1159297).

CVE-2019-19927: A slab-out-of-bounds read access occured when mounting a crafted f2fs filesystem image and performing some operations on it (bnc#1160147).

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, aka CID-f70267f379b5 (bnc#1159911).

CVE-2019-19966: There was a use-after-free in cpia2_exit() in drivers/media/usb/cpia2/cpia2_v4l.c that could have caused a denial of service, aka CID-dea37a972655 (bnc#1159841).

CVE-2019-20054: There was a NULL pointer dereference in drop_sysctl_table() in fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c, related to put_links, aka CID-23da9588037e (bnc#1159910).

CVE-2019-20095: Several memory leaks were found in drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cfg80211.c, aka CID-003b686ace82 (bnc#1159909).

CVE-2019-20096: There was a memory leak in __feat_register_sp() in net/dccp/feat.c, aka CID-1d3ff0950e2b (bnc#1159908).

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, aka CID-7dc40713618c (bnc#1160966).

CVE-2020-8428: There was a use-after-free bug in fs/namei.c, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka CID-d0cb50185ae9 (bnc#1162109).

CVE-2020-8428: There was a use-after-free bug in fs/namei.c, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka CID-d0cb50185ae9 (bnc#1162109).

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-2020-8992: 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).

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 Workstation Extension 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP5-2020-580=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2020-580=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-580=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-SP5-2020-580=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-HA-12-SP5-2020-580=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134292

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0580-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/6/2020

Updated: 3/25/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, 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-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-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, 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: 3/4/2020

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-2019-19318, CVE-2019-19319, CVE-2019-19447, CVE-2019-19767, CVE-2019-19927, CVE-2019-19965, CVE-2019-19966, CVE-2019-20054, CVE-2019-20095, CVE-2019-20096, CVE-2020-7053, CVE-2020-8428, CVE-2020-8648, CVE-2020-8992