SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:0437-1)

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Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

CVE-2021-3347: A use-after-free was discovered in the PI futexes during fault handling, allowing local users to execute code in the kernel (bnc#1181349).

CVE-2020-29569: Fixed a potential privilege escalation and information leaks related to the PV block backend, as used by Xen (bnc#1179509).

CVE-2020-29568: Fixed a denial of service issue, related to processing watch events (bnc#1179508).

CVE-2020-25211: Fixed a flaw where a local attacker was able to inject conntrack netlink configuration that could cause a denial of service or trigger the use of incorrect protocol numbers in ctnetlink_parse_tuple_filter (bnc#1176395).

CVE-2020-0444: Fixed a bad kfree due to a logic error in audit_data_to_entry (bnc#1180027).

CVE-2020-0465: Fixed multiple missing bounds checks in hid-multitouch.c that could have led to local privilege escalation (bnc#1180029).

CVE-2020-0466: Fixed a use-after-free due to a logic error in do_epoll_ctl and ep_loop_check_proc of eventpoll.c (bnc#1180031).

CVE-2020-15436: Fixed a use after free vulnerability in fs/block_dev.c which could have allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (bsc#1179141).

CVE-2020-27068: Fixed an out-of-bounds read due to a missing bounds check in the nl80211_policy policy of nl80211.c (bnc#1180086).

CVE-2020-27777: Fixed a privilege escalation in the Run-Time Abstraction Services (RTAS) interface, affecting guests running on top of PowerVM or KVM hypervisors (bnc#1179107).

CVE-2020-27786: Fixed an out-of-bounds write in the MIDI implementation (bnc#1179601).

CVE-2020-27825: Fixed a race in the trace_open and buffer resize calls (bsc#1179960).

CVE-2020-29660: Fixed a locking inconsistency in the tty subsystem that may have allowed a read-after-free attack against TIOCGSID (bnc#1179745).

CVE-2020-29661: Fixed a locking issue in the tty subsystem that allowed a use-after-free attack against TIOCSPGRP (bsc#1179745).

CVE-2020-28974: Fixed a slab-out-of-bounds read in fbcon which could have been used by local attackers to read privileged information or potentially crash the kernel (bsc#1178589).

CVE-2020-28915: Fixed a buffer over-read in the fbcon code which could have been used by local attackers to read kernel memory (bsc#1178886).

CVE-2020-25669: Fixed a use-after-free read in sunkbd_reinit() (bsc#1178182).

CVE-2020-25285: A race condition between hugetlb sysctl handlers in mm/hugetlb.c could be used by local attackers to corrupt memory, cause a NULL pointer dereference, or possibly have unspecified other impact (bnc#1176485 ).

CVE-2020-15437: Fixed a NULL pointer dereference which could have allowed local users to cause a denial of service (bsc#1179140).

CVE-2020-36158: Fixed a potential remote code execution in the Marvell mwifiex driver (bsc#1180559).

CVE-2020-11668: Fixed the mishandling of invalid descriptors in the Xirlink camera USB driver (bnc#1168952).

CVE-2020-25668: Fixed a use-after-free in con_font_op() (bsc#1178123).

CVE-2020-27673: Fixed an issue where rogue guests could have caused denial of service of Dom0 via high frequency events (XSA-332 bsc#1177411)

CVE-2019-20934: Fixed a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics were inappropriately freed (bsc#1179663).

CVE-2019-19063: Fixed two memory leaks in the rtl_usb_probe() which could eventually have allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) (bnc#1157298 ).

CVE-2019-6133: Fixed an issue where the 'start time' protection mechanism could have been bypassed and therefore authorization decisions are improperly cached (bsc#1128172).

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.

Solution

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 OpenStack Cloud 7 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2021-437=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2021-437=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2021-437=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2021-437=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-HA-12-SP2-2021-437=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1070943

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1121826

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1121872

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1157298

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1168952

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1173942

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1176395

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1176485

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1177411

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1178123

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1178182

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1178589

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1178622

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1178886

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179107

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179140

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179141

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179204

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179419

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179508

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179509

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179601

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179616

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179663

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179666

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179745

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179877

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179960

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179961

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180008

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180027

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180028

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180029

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180030

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180031

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180032

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180052

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180086

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180559

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180562

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1181349

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969755

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-19063/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-20934/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-6133/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0444/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0465/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0466/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-11668/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-15436/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-15437/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25211/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25285/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25668/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25669/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27068/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27673/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27777/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27786/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27825/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-28915/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-28974/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-29568/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-29569/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-29660/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-29661/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-36158/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3347/

http://www.nessus.org/u?3d1eb94b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146476

File Name: suse_SU-2021-0437-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2021

Updated: 4/16/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3347

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_149-default, 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: 2/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19063, CVE-2019-20934, CVE-2019-6133, CVE-2020-0444, CVE-2020-0465, CVE-2020-0466, CVE-2020-11668, CVE-2020-15436, CVE-2020-15437, CVE-2020-25211, CVE-2020-25285, CVE-2020-25668, CVE-2020-25669, CVE-2020-27068, CVE-2020-27673, CVE-2020-27777, CVE-2020-27786, CVE-2020-27825, CVE-2020-28915, CVE-2020-28974, CVE-2020-29568, CVE-2020-29569, CVE-2020-29660, CVE-2020-29661, CVE-2020-36158, CVE-2021-3347