SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:2491-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 140379



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


This update for the Linux Kernel 4.4.121-92_120 fixes several issues.

The following security issues were fixed :

CVE-2020-14331: Fixed a buffer over-write in vgacon_scroll (bsc#1174247).

CVE-2019-0155: Fixed a privilege escalation in the i915 graphics driver (bsc#1173663).

CVE-2019-16746: Fixed a buffer overflow in net/wireless/nl80211.c (bsc#1173659).

CVE-2019-9458: Fixed a use-after-free in media/v4l (bsc#1173963).

CVE-2020-11668: Fixed a memory corruption issue in the Xirlink camera USB driver (bsc#1173942).

CVE-2019-19447: Fixed a use-after-free in ext4_put_super (bsc#1173869).

CVE-2019-18680: Fixed a NULL pointer dereference in rds_tcp_kill_sock() in net/rds/tcp.c (bsc#1173867).

CVE-2019-14816: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow in the Marvell WiFi driver (bsc#1173666).

CVE-2019-14814: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow in the Marvell WiFi driver (bsc#1173664).

CVE-2019-14815: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow in the Marvell WiFi driver (bsc#1173665).

CVE-2019-14901: Fixed a heap overflow in the Marvell WiFi driver (bsc#1173661).

CVE-2019-14895: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow in the Marvell WiFi driver (bsc#1173100).

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 for SAP 12-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP3-2020-2496=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2020-2491=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2020-2496=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2020-2491=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 140379

File Name: suse_SU-2020-2491-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/8/2020

Updated: 11/30/2020

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14901


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_120-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_180-94_103-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_180-94_103-default-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/6/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-0155, CVE-2019-14814, CVE-2019-14815, CVE-2019-14816, CVE-2019-14895, CVE-2019-14901, CVE-2019-16746, CVE-2019-18680, CVE-2019-19447, CVE-2019-9458, CVE-2020-11668, CVE-2020-14331