SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:1238-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 148747



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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

CVE-2021-3444: Fixed an issue with the bpf verifier which did not properly handle mod32 destination register truncation when the source register was known to be 0 leading to out of bounds read (bsc#1184170).

CVE-2021-3428: Fixed an integer overflow in ext4_es_cache_extent (bsc#1173485).

CVE-2021-29647: Fixed an issue in qrtr_recvmsg which could have allowed attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory because of a partially uninitialized data structure (bsc#1184192 ).

CVE-2021-29265: Fixed an issue in usbip_sockfd_store which could have allowed attackers to cause a denial of service due to race conditions during an update of the local and shared status (bsc#1184167).

CVE-2021-29264: Fixed an issue in the Freescale Gianfar Ethernet driver which could have allowed attackers to cause a system crash due to a calculation of negative fragment size (bsc#1184168).

CVE-2021-28972: Fixed a user-tolerable buffer overflow when writing a new device name to the driver from userspace, allowing userspace to write data to the kernel stack frame directly (bsc#1184198).

CVE-2021-28971: Fixed an issue in intel_pmu_drain_pebs_nhm which could have caused a system crash because the PEBS status in a PEBS record was mishandled (bsc#1184196 ).

CVE-2021-28964: Fixed a race condition in get_old_root which could have allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (bsc#1184193).

CVE-2021-28688: Fixed an issue introduced by XSA-365 (bsc#1183646).

CVE-2021-28660: Fixed an out of bounds write in rtw_wx_set_scan (bsc#1183593 ).

CVE-2021-28375: Fixed an issue in fastrpc_internal_invoke which did not prevent user applications from sending kernel RPC messages (bsc#1183596).

CVE-2021-28038: Fixed an issue with the netback driver which was lacking necessary treatment of errors such as failed memory allocations (bsc#1183022).

CVE-2021-27365: Fixed an issue where an unprivileged user can send a Netlink message that is associated with iSCSI, and has a length up to the maximum length of a Netlink message (bsc#1182715).

CVE-2021-27364: Fixed an issue where an attacker could craft Netlink messages (bsc#1182717).

CVE-2021-27363: Fixed a kernel pointer leak which could have been used to determine the address of the iscsi_transport structure (bsc#1182716).

CVE-2020-35519: Fixed an out-of-bounds memory access was found in x25_bind (bsc#1183696).

CVE-2020-27815: Fixed an issue in JFS filesystem where could have allowed an attacker to execute code (bsc#1179454).

CVE-2020-27171: Fixed an off-by-one error affecting out-of-bounds speculation on pointer arithmetic, leading to side-channel attacks that defeat Spectre mitigations and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory (bsc#1183775).

CVE-2020-27170: Fixed potential side-channel attacks that defeat Spectre mitigations and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory (bsc#1183686).

CVE-2019-19769: Fixed a use-after-free in the perf_trace_lock_acquire function (bsc#1159280 ).

CVE-2019-18814: Fixed a use-after-free when aa_label_parse() fails in aa_audit_rule_init() (bsc#1156256).

CVE-2021-3483: Fixed a use-after-free in nosy.c (bsc#1184393).

CVE-2021-30002: Fixed a memory leak for large arguments in video_usercopy (bsc#1184120).

CVE-2021-29154: Fixed incorrect computation of branch displacements, allowing arbitrary code execution (bsc#1184391).

CVE-2021-28950: Fixed an issue in fs/fuse/fuse_i.h due to a retry loop continually was finding the same bad inode (bsc#1184194).

CVE-2020-36312: Fixed a memory leak upon a kmalloc failure (bsc#1184509 ).

CVE-2020-36311: Fixed a denial of service (soft lockup) by triggering destruction of a large SEV VM (bsc#1184511).

CVE-2020-36310: Fixed infinite loop for certain nested page faults (bsc#1184512).

CVE-2020-25670, CVE-2020-25671, CVE-2020-25672, CVE-2020-25673: Fixed multiple bugs in NFC subsytem (bsc#1178181).

CVE-2020-36322: Fixed an issue was discovered in FUSE filesystem implementation which could have caused a system crash (bsc#1184211).

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 MicroOS 5.0 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SUSE-MicroOS-5.0-2021-1238=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-WE-15-SP2-2021-1238=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP2-2021-1238=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Legacy-15-SP2-2021-1238=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-SP2-2021-1238=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2021-1238=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HA-15-SP2-2021-1238=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 148747

File Name: suse_SU-2021-1238-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/19/2021

Updated: 1/4/2024

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: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-28660


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-2019-18814

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-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-obs-build, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-obs-build-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:reiserfs-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:reiserfs-kmp-default-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 4/16/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18814, CVE-2019-19769, CVE-2020-25670, CVE-2020-25671, CVE-2020-25672, CVE-2020-25673, CVE-2020-27170, CVE-2020-27171, CVE-2020-27815, CVE-2020-35519, CVE-2020-36310, CVE-2020-36311, CVE-2020-36312, CVE-2020-36322, CVE-2021-27363, CVE-2021-27364, CVE-2021-27365, CVE-2021-28038, CVE-2021-28375, CVE-2021-28660, CVE-2021-28688, CVE-2021-28950, CVE-2021-28964, CVE-2021-28971, CVE-2021-28972, CVE-2021-29154, CVE-2021-29264, CVE-2021-29265, CVE-2021-29647, CVE-2021-30002, CVE-2021-3428, CVE-2021-3444, CVE-2021-3483