SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:3935-1)

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:3935-1 advisory.

- kernel/bpf/verifier.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.8 ignores unreachable code, even though it would still be processed by JIT compilers. This behavior, also considered an improper branch-pruning logic issue, could possibly be used by local users for denial of service. (CVE-2017-17862)

- kernel/bpf/verifier.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.8 mishandles states_equal comparisons between the pointer data type and the UNKNOWN_VALUE data type, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive address information, aka a pointer leak. (CVE-2017-17864)

- The inode_init_owner function in fs/inode.c in the Linux kernel through 3.16 allows local users to create files with an unintended group ownership, in a scenario where a directory is SGID to a certain group and is writable by a user who is not a member of that group. Here, the non-member can trigger creation of a plain file whose group ownership is that group. The intended behavior was that the non-member can trigger creation of a directory (but not a plain file) whose group ownership is that group. The non-member can escalate privileges by making the plain file executable and SGID. (CVE-2018-13405)

- A use-after-free issue was found in the way the Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor processed posted interrupts when nested(=1) virtualization is enabled. In nested_get_vmcs12_pages(), in case of an error while processing posted interrupt address, it unmaps the 'pi_desc_page' without resetting 'pi_desc' descriptor address, which is later used in pi_test_and_clear_on(). A guest user/process could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS or potentially gain privileged access to a system. Kernel versions before 4.14.91 and before 4.19.13 are vulnerable. (CVE-2018-16882)

- In l2tp_session_delete and related functions of l2tp_core.c, there is possible memory corruption due to a use after free. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with System execution privileges needed.
User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android kernelAndroid ID:
A-152735806 (CVE-2020-0429)

- An issue was discovered in xfs_agf_verify in fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_alloc.c in the Linux kernel through 5.6.10.
Attackers may trigger a sync of excessive duration via an XFS v5 image with crafted metadata, aka CID-d0c7feaf8767. (CVE-2020-12655)

- An out-of-bounds memory write flaw was found in how the Linux kernel's Voice Over IP H.323 connection tracking functionality handled connections on ipv6 port 1720. This flaw allows an unauthenticated remote user to crash the system, causing a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (CVE-2020-14305)

- u'Specifically timed and handcrafted traffic can cause internal errors in a WLAN device that lead to improper layer 2 Wi-Fi encryption with a consequent possibility of information disclosure over the air for a discrete set of traffic' in Snapdragon Auto, Snapdragon Compute, Snapdragon Connectivity, Snapdragon Consumer IOT, Snapdragon Industrial IOT, Snapdragon Mobile, Snapdragon Voice & Music, Snapdragon Wearables, Snapdragon Wired Infrastructure and Networking in APQ8053, IPQ4019, IPQ8064, MSM8909W, MSM8996AU, QCA9531, QCN5502, QCS405, SDX20, SM6150, SM7150 (CVE-2020-3702)

- IBM Power9 (AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1) processors could allow a local user to obtain sensitive information from the data in the L1 cache under extenuating circumstances. IBM X-Force ID: 189296.
(CVE-2020-4788)

- 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)

- A flaw in the processing of received ICMP errors (ICMP fragment needed and ICMP redirect) in the Linux kernel functionality was found to allow the ability to quickly scan open UDP ports. This flaw allows an off-path remote user to effectively bypass the source port UDP randomization. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality and possibly integrity, because software that relies on UDP source port randomization are indirectly affected as well. (CVE-2021-20322)

- An out-of-bounds (OOB) memory write flaw was found in list_devices in drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c in the Multi- device driver module in the Linux kernel before 5.12. A bound check failure allows an attacker with special user (CAP_SYS_ADMIN) privilege to gain access to out-of-bounds memory leading to a system crash or a leak of internal kernel information. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2021-31916)

- 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)

- In the Linux kernel through 5.13.7, an unprivileged BPF program can obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a Speculative Store Bypass side-channel attack because the protection mechanism neglects the possibility of uninitialized memory locations on the BPF stack. (CVE-2021-34556)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's CAPI over Bluetooth connection code. An attacker with a local account can escalate privileges when CAPI (ISDN) hardware connection fails. (CVE-2021-34981)

- In the Linux kernel through 5.13.7, an unprivileged BPF program can obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a Speculative Store Bypass side-channel attack because a certain preempting store operation does not necessarily occur before a store operation that has an attacker-controlled value.
(CVE-2021-35477)

- A flaw use-after-free in function sco_sock_sendmsg() of the Linux kernel HCI subsystem was found in the way user calls ioct UFFDIO_REGISTER or other way triggers race condition of the call sco_conn_del() together with the call sco_sock_sendmsg() with the expected controllable faulting memory page. A privileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system or escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2021-3640)

- 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 NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networking subsystem in the way the user closes the LR-WPAN connection. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2021-3659)

- 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)

- A flaw was found in the Routing decision classifier in the Linux kernel's Traffic Control networking subsystem in the way it handled changing of classification filters, leading to a use-after-free condition.
This flaw allows unprivileged local users to escalate their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-3715)

- 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)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's OverlayFS subsystem in the way the user mounts the TmpFS filesystem with OverlayFS. This flaw allows a local user to gain access to hidden files that should not be accessible. (CVE-2021-3732)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth subsystem in the way user calls connect to the socket and disconnect simultaneously due to a race condition. This flaw allows a user to crash the system or escalate their privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-3752)

- A race problem was seen in the vt_k_ioctl in drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c in the Linux kernel, which may cause an out of bounds read in vt as the write access to vc_mode is not protected by lock-in vt_ioctl (KDSETMDE). The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality. (CVE-2021-3753)

- arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_rtas.c in the Linux kernel through 5.13.5 on the powerpc platform allows KVM guest OS users to cause host OS memory corruption via rtas_args.nargs, aka CID-f62f3c20647e. (CVE-2021-37576)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free vulnerability in the NFC stack can lead to a threat to confidentiality, integrity, and system availability. (CVE-2021-3760)

- A flaw was found in the Linux SCTP stack. A blind attacker may be able to kill an existing SCTP association through invalid chunks if the attacker knows the IP-addresses and port numbers being used and the attacker can send packets with spoofed IP addresses. (CVE-2021-3772)

- ** 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)

- drivers/usb/host/max3421-hcd.c in the Linux kernel before 5.13.6 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and panic) by removing a MAX-3421 USB device in certain situations. (CVE-2021-38204)

- A race condition was discovered in ext4_write_inline_data_end in fs/ext4/inline.c in the ext4 subsystem in the Linux kernel through 5.13.13. (CVE-2021-40490)

- 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)

- A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel FireDTV media card driver, where the user calls the CA_SEND_MSG ioctl. This flaw allows a local user of the host machine to crash the system or escalate privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (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 these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1073928

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1098425

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1100416

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1119934

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1129735

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1171217

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1171420

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1173346

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1176724

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1177666

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1181158

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1181854

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1181855

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1183089

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1184673

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1185726

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1185727

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1185758

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1185973

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1186109

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1186390

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188172

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188563

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188601

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188838

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188876

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188983

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188985

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189057

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189262

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189278

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189291

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189399

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189420

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189706

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190022

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190023

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190025

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190067

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190117

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190159

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190194

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190349

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190351

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190601

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190717

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191193

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191315

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191790

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191801

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191958

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191961

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192267

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192400

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192775

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192781

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-17862

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-17864

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-13405

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-16882

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0429

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-12655

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14305

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-3702

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-4788

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-20322

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-31916

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-34556

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-34981

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-35477

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-2021-3659

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3715

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3732

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3752

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3753

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-37576

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3760

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-2021-38204

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3896

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-40490

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?71e58fa3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 155902

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3935-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/7/2021

Updated: 7/13/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14305

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3653

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cluster-md-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dlm-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gfs2-kmp-default, 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-kgraft, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-macros, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_180-94_150-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ocfs2-kmp-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: 12/6/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17862, CVE-2017-17864, CVE-2018-13405, CVE-2018-16882, CVE-2020-0429, CVE-2020-12655, CVE-2020-14305, CVE-2020-3702, CVE-2020-4788, CVE-2021-20265, CVE-2021-20322, CVE-2021-31916, CVE-2021-33033, CVE-2021-34556, CVE-2021-34981, CVE-2021-3542, CVE-2021-35477, CVE-2021-3640, CVE-2021-3653, CVE-2021-3655, CVE-2021-3659, CVE-2021-3679, CVE-2021-3715, CVE-2021-37159, CVE-2021-3732, CVE-2021-3752, CVE-2021-3753, CVE-2021-37576, CVE-2021-3760, CVE-2021-3772, CVE-2021-38160, CVE-2021-38198, CVE-2021-38204, CVE-2021-3896, CVE-2021-40490, CVE-2021-42008, CVE-2021-42739, CVE-2021-43389

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3935-1