SUSE SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2023:3391-1)

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:3391-1 advisory.

- Information exposure through microarchitectural state after transient execution in certain vector execution units for some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2022-40982)

- Copy_from_user on 64-bit versions of the Linux kernel does not implement the __uaccess_begin_nospec allowing a user to bypass the access_ok check and pass a kernel pointer to copy_from_user(). This would allow an attacker to leak information. We recommend upgrading beyond commit 74e19ef0ff8061ef55957c3abd71614ef0f42f47 (CVE-2023-0459)

- A side channel vulnerability on some of the AMD CPUs may allow an attacker to influence the return address prediction. This may result in speculative execution at an attacker-controlled?address, potentially leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2023-20569)

- An issue in Zen 2 CPUs, under specific microarchitectural circumstances, may allow an attacker to potentially access sensitive information. (CVE-2023-20593)

- A flaw was found in the networking subsystem of the Linux kernel within the handling of the RPL protocol.
This issue results from the lack of proper handling of user-supplied data, which can lead to an assertion failure. This may allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to create a denial of service condition on the system. (CVE-2023-2156)

- A use after free flaw was found in hfsplus_put_super in fs/hfsplus/super.c in the Linux Kernel. This flaw could allow a local user to cause a denial of service problem. (CVE-2023-2985)

- ** REJECT ** Duplicate of CVE-2023-3390. (CVE-2023-3117)

- Linux Kernel nftables Use-After-Free Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability; `nft_chain_lookup_byid()` failed to check whether a chain was active and CAP_NET_ADMIN is in any user or network namespace (CVE-2023-31248)

- A use-after-free vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel's netfilter subsystem in net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c. Mishandled error handling with NFT_MSG_NEWRULE makes it possible to use a dangling pointer in the same transaction causing a use-after-free vulnerability. This flaw allows a local attacker with user access to cause a privilege escalation issue. We recommend upgrading past commit 1240eb93f0616b21c675416516ff3d74798fdc97. (CVE-2023-3390)

- Linux Kernel nftables Out-Of-Bounds Read/Write Vulnerability; nft_byteorder poorly handled vm register contents when CAP_NET_ADMIN is in any user or network namespace (CVE-2023-35001)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in vcs_read in drivers/tty/vt/vc_screen.c in vc_screen in the Linux Kernel. This flaw allows an attacker with local user access to cause a system crash or leak internal kernel information. (CVE-2023-3567)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: cls_u32 component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If tcf_change_indev() fails, u32_set_parms() will immediately return an error after incrementing or decrementing the reference counter in tcf_bind_filter(). If an attacker can control the reference counter and set it to zero, they can cause the reference to be freed, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. We recommend upgrading past commit 04c55383fa5689357bcdd2c8036725a55ed632bc.
(CVE-2023-3609)

- An out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: sch_qfq component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. The qfq_change_agg() function in net/sched/sch_qfq.c allows an out- of-bounds write because lmax is updated according to packet sizes without bounds checks. We recommend upgrading past commit 3e337087c3b5805fe0b8a46ba622a962880b5d64. (CVE-2023-3611)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: cls_fw component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If tcf_change_indev() fails, fw_set_parms() will immediately return an error after incrementing or decrementing the reference counter in tcf_bind_filter(). If an attacker can control the reference counter and set it to zero, they can cause the reference to be freed, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. We recommend upgrading past commit 0323bce598eea038714f941ce2b22541c46d488f.
(CVE-2023-3776)

- An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the Linux kernel's TUN/TAP device driver functionality in how a user generates a malicious (too big) networking packet when napi frags is enabled. This flaw allows a local user to crash or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-3812)

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/1199304

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1206418

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1207270

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1210584

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211131

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211738

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211867

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212301

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212741

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212835

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212846

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213059

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213061

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213167

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213245

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213286

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213287

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213354

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213543

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213585

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213586

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213588

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213653

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213868

https://lists.suse.com/pipermail/sle-updates/2023-August/031135.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-40982

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-0459

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-20569

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-20593

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-2156

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-2985

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-3117

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-31248

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-3390

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-35001

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-3567

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-3609

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-3611

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-3776

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-3812

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 180137

File Name: suse_SU-2023-3391-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2023

Updated: 8/24/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20569

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-3812

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-64kb, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-64kb-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-livepatch, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-livepatch-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-livepatch-5_3_18-150300_59_130-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-macros, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-obs-build, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-zfcpdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ocfs2-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:reiserfs-kmp-default, 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: 8/23/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/1/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40982, CVE-2023-0459, CVE-2023-20569, CVE-2023-20593, CVE-2023-2156, CVE-2023-2985, CVE-2023-3117, CVE-2023-31248, CVE-2023-3390, CVE-2023-35001, CVE-2023-3567, CVE-2023-3609, CVE-2023-3611, CVE-2023-3776, CVE-2023-3812

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:3391-1