SUSE SLES12 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2021:0679-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 146973
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for grub2 fixes the following issues :

grub2 now implements the new 'SBAT' method for SHIM based secure boot revocation. (bsc#1182057)

Following security issues are fixed that can violate secure boot constraints :

CVE-2020-25632: Fixed a use-after-free in rmmod command (bsc#1176711)

CVE-2020-25647: Fixed an out-of-bound write in grub_usb_device_initialize() (bsc#1177883)

CVE-2020-27749: Fixed a stack-based buffer overflow in grub_parser_split_cmdline (bsc#1179264)

CVE-2020-27779, CVE-2020-14372: Disallow cutmem and acpi commands in secure boot mode (bsc#1179265 bsc#1175970)

CVE-2021-20225: Fixed a heap out-of-bounds write in short form option parser (bsc#1182262)

CVE-2021-20233: Fixed a heap out-of-bound write due to mis-calculation of space required for quoting (bsc#1182263)

grub2 was bumped to version 2.02, same as SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3.

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-7-2021-679=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2021-679=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2021-679=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2021-679=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1175970

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1176711

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1177883

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179264

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179265

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1182057

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1182262

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1182263

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14372/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25632/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25647/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27749/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27779/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-20225/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-20233/

http://www.nessus.org/u?f5385088

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146973

File Name: suse_SU-2021-0679-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/3/2021

Updated: 3/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20233

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-i386-pc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-s390x-emu, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-x86_64-efi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-x86_64-xen, 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: 3/2/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/3/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14372, CVE-2020-25632, CVE-2020-25647, CVE-2020-27749, CVE-2020-27779, CVE-2021-20225, CVE-2021-20233