SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2022:0288-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 157340

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:0288-1 advisory.

- A read-after-free memory flaw was found in the Linux kernel's garbage collection for Unix domain socket file handlers in the way users call close() and fget() simultaneously and can potentially trigger a race condition. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or escalate their privileges on the system.
This flaw affects Linux kernel versions prior to 5.16-rc4. (CVE-2021-4083)

- A denial of service flaw for virtual machine guests in the Linux kernel's Xen hypervisor subsystem was found in the way users call some interrupts with high frequency from one of the guests.A local user could use this flaw to starve the resources resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-28711) (CVE-2021-4135)

- A use-after-free exists in drivers/tee/tee_shm.c in the TEE subsystem in the Linux kernel through 5.15.11.
This occurs because of a race condition in tee_shm_get_from_id during an attempt to free a shared memory object. (CVE-2021-44733)

- nf_tables_newset in net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c in the Linux kernel before 5.12.13 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and general protection fault) because of the missing initialization for nft_set_elem_expr_alloc. A local user can set a netfilter table expression in their own namespace. (CVE-2021-46283)

- kernel: fs_context: heap overflow in legacy parameter handling (CVE-2022-0185)

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/1065729

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1071995

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1154353

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1154492

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1156395

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1167773

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1176447

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1176774

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1177437

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190256

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191271

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192931

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193255

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193328

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193669

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193727

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193767

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193901

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193927

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194001

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194027

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194302

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194493

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194516

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194517

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194518

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194529

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194580

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194584

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194586

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194587

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194589

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194590

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194591

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194592

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194888

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194953

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194985

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1195062

http://www.nessus.org/u?aec816cf

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-4083

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-4135

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-4149

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-4197

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-4202

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-44733

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-46283

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-0185

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-0322

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 157340

File Name: suse_SU-2022-0288-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/3/2022

Updated: 1/16/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-0185

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cluster-md-kmp-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dlm-kmp-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gfs2-kmp-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-devel-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-rt-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-rt_debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms-rt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ocfs2-kmp-rt, 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: 2/2/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/22/2021

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4083, CVE-2021-4135, CVE-2021-4149, CVE-2021-4197, CVE-2021-4202, CVE-2021-44733, CVE-2021-46283, CVE-2022-0185, CVE-2022-0322

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:0288-1