SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:14849-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 155814

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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-2021:14849-1 advisory.

- The sctp_process_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.17.4, when ASCONF is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a malformed INIT chunk. (CVE-2014-7841)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.10. drivers/infiniband/core/ucma.c has a use-after- free because the ctx is reached via the ctx_list in some ucma_migrate_id situations where ucma_close is called, aka CID-f5449e74802c. (CVE-2020-36385)

- A flaw was found in the way memory resources were freed in the unix_stream_recvmsg function in the Linux kernel when a signal was pending. This flaw allows an unprivileged local user to crash the system by exhausting available memory. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
(CVE-2021-20265)

- The Linux kernel before 5.11.14 has a use-after-free in cipso_v4_genopt in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c because the CIPSO and CALIPSO refcounting for the DOI definitions is mishandled, aka CID-ad5d07f4a9cd. This leads to writing an arbitrary value. (CVE-2021-33033)

- ** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2021-42739. Reason: This candidate is a reservation duplicate of CVE-2021-42739. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2021-42739 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent accidental usage. (CVE-2021-3542)

- kernel: race condition in net/can/bcm.c leads to local privilege escalation (CVE-2021-3609)

- A flaw was found in the KVM's AMD code for supporting SVM nested virtualization. The flaw occurs when processing the VMCB (virtual machine control block) provided by the L1 guest to spawn/handle a nested guest (L2). Due to improper validation of the int_ctl field, this issue could allow a malicious L1 to enable AVIC support (Advanced Virtual Interrupt Controller) for the L2 guest. As a result, the L2 guest would be allowed to read/write physical pages of the host, resulting in a crash of the entire system, leak of sensitive data or potential guest-to-host escape. This flaw affects Linux kernel versions prior to 5.14-rc7. (CVE-2021-3653)

- A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel in versions prior to v5.14-rc1. Missing size validations on inbound SCTP packets may allow the kernel to read uninitialized memory. (CVE-2021-3655)

- A lack of CPU resource in the Linux kernel tracing module functionality in versions prior to 5.14-rc3 was found in the way user uses trace ring buffer in a specific way. Only privileged local users (with CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability) could use this flaw to starve the resources causing denial of service.
(CVE-2021-3679)

- hso_free_net_device in drivers/net/usb/hso.c in the Linux kernel through 5.13.4 calls unregister_netdev without checking for the NETREG_REGISTERED state, leading to a use-after-free and a double free.
(CVE-2021-37159)

- ** DISPUTED ** In drivers/char/virtio_console.c in the Linux kernel before 5.13.4, data corruption or loss can be triggered by an untrusted device that supplies a buf->len value exceeding the buffer size. NOTE:
the vendor indicates that the cited data corruption is not a vulnerability in any existing use case; the length validation was added solely for robustness in the face of anomalous host OS behavior.
(CVE-2021-38160)

- arch/x86/kvm/mmu/paging_tmpl.h in the Linux kernel before 5.12.11 incorrectly computes the access permissions of a shadow page, leading to a missing guest protection page fault. (CVE-2021-38198)

- The decode_data function in drivers/net/hamradio/6pack.c in the Linux kernel before 5.13.13 has a slab out-of-bounds write. Input from a process that has the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability can lead to root access.
(CVE-2021-42008)

- The firewire subsystem in the Linux kernel through 5.14.13 has a buffer overflow related to drivers/media/firewire/firedtv-avc.c and drivers/media/firewire/firedtv-ci.c, because avc_ca_pmt mishandles bounds checking. (CVE-2021-42739)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.14.15. There is an array-index-out-of-bounds flaw in the detach_capi_ctr function in drivers/isdn/capi/kcapi.c. (CVE-2021-43389)

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/904899

https://bugzilla.suse.com/905100

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1183089

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1184673

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1186109

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1187050

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1187215

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188172

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188563

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188601

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188876

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189057

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189262

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189399

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190117

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190351

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191315

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191660

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191958

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192036

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192267

http://www.nessus.org/u?baa8927b

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-7841

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-36385

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-20265

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-33033

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3542

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3609

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3640

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3653

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3655

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3679

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-37159

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3772

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38160

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38198

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42008

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42739

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43389

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 155814

File Name: suse_SU-2021-14849-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/2/2021

Updated: 5/10/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38160

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

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: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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: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: 12/1/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/13/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7841, CVE-2020-36385, CVE-2021-3542, CVE-2021-3609, CVE-2021-3640, CVE-2021-3653, CVE-2021-3655, CVE-2021-3679, CVE-2021-3772, CVE-2021-20265, CVE-2021-33033, CVE-2021-37159, CVE-2021-38160, CVE-2021-38198, CVE-2021-42008, CVE-2021-42739, CVE-2021-43389

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:14849-1