SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2022:0764-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159156

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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-2022:0764-1 advisory.

- Non-transparent sharing of branch predictor selectors between contexts in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authorized user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2022-0001)

- Non-transparent sharing of branch predictor within a context in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authorized user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2022-0002)

- A flaw was found in the way the flags member of the new pipe buffer structure was lacking proper initialization in copy_page_to_iter_pipe and push_pipe functions in the Linux kernel and could thus contain stale values. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to write to pages in the page cache backed by read only files and as such escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2022-0847)

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/1191580

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192483

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1195701

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1195995

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1196584

http://www.nessus.org/u?2f7ac8b9

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-0001

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-0002

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-0847

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159156

File Name: suse_SU-2022-0764-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/22/2022

Updated: 8/31/2022

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-0847

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cluster-md-kmrt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dlm-kmrt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gfs2-kmrt, 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, 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-kmrt, 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: 3/9/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/7/2022

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 5/16/2022

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Dirty Pipe Local Privilege Escalation via CVE-2022-0847)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-0001, CVE-2022-0002, CVE-2022-0847

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:0764-1