SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:14393-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 150553
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES11 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2020:14393-1 advisory.

- Incomplete cleanup from specific special register read operations in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2020-0543)

- There is a use-after-free in kernel versions before 5.5 due to a race condition between the release of ptp_clock and cdev while resource deallocation. When a (high privileged) process allocates a ptp device file (like /dev/ptpX) and voluntarily goes to sleep. During this time if the underlying device is removed, it can cause an exploitable condition as the process wakes up to terminate and clean all attached files.
The system crashes due to the cdev structure being invalid (as already freed) which is pointed to by the inode. (CVE-2020-10690)

- The __mptctl_ioctl function in drivers/message/fusion/mptctl.c in the Linux kernel before 5.4.14 allows local users to hold an incorrect lock during the ioctl operation and trigger a race condition, i.e., a double fetch vulnerability, aka CID-28d76df18f0a. NOTE: the vendor states The security impact of this bug is not as bad as it could have been because these operations are all privileged and root already has enormous destructive power. (CVE-2020-12652)

- An issue was found in Linux kernel before 5.5.4. The mwifiex_cmd_append_vsie_tlv() function in drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/scan.c allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service because of an incorrect memcpy and buffer overflow, aka CID-b70261a288ea. (CVE-2020-12653)

- An issue was found in Linux kernel before 5.5.4. mwifiex_ret_wmm_get_status() in drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/wmm.c allows a remote AP to trigger a heap-based buffer overflow because of an incorrect memcpy, aka CID-3a9b153c5591. (CVE-2020-12654)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1154290

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1154824

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1164871

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1170056

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1171195

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1171202

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1171218

http://www.nessus.org/u?5c7899f4

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0543

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-10690

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-12652

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-12653

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-12654

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150553

File Name: suse_SU-2020-14393-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2021

Updated: 6/10/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-12653

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigmem, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigmem-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigmem-devel, 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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ppc64, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ppc64-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ppc64-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 6/9/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0543, CVE-2020-10690, CVE-2020-12652, CVE-2020-12653, CVE-2020-12654

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2020:14393-1