SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2023:4031-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 182902

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED12 / SLED_SAP12 / SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:4031-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.8.6. drivers/media/cec/core/cec-api.c leaks one byte of kernel memory on specific hardware to unprivileged users, because of directly assigning log_addrs with a hole in the struct. (CVE-2020-36766)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in rawv6_push_pending_frames in net/ipv6/raw.c in the network subcomponent in the Linux kernel. This flaw causes the system to crash. (CVE-2023-0394)

- A hash collision flaw was found in the IPv6 connection lookup table in the Linux kernel's IPv6 functionality when a user makes a new kind of SYN flood attack. A user located in the local network or with a high bandwidth connection can increase the CPU usage of the server that accepts IPV6 connections up to 95%. (CVE-2023-1206)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in xen_9pfs_front_removet in net/9p/trans_xen.c in Xen transport for 9pfs in the Linux Kernel. This flaw could allow a local attacker to crash the system due to a race problem, possibly leading to a kernel information leak. (CVE-2023-1859)

- A flaw was found in the Netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel. The xt_u32 module did not validate the fields in the xt_u32 structure. This flaw allows a local privileged attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read by setting the size fields with a value beyond the array boundaries, leading to a crash or information disclosure. (CVE-2023-39192)

- A flaw was found in the Netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel. The sctp_mt_check did not validate the flag_count field. This flaw allows a local privileged (CAP_NET_ADMIN) attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read, leading to a crash or information disclosure. (CVE-2023-39193)

- A flaw was found in the XFRM subsystem in the Linux kernel. The specific flaw exists within the processing of state filters, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated buffer. This flaw allows a local privileged (CAP_NET_ADMIN) attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read, potentially leading to an information disclosure. (CVE-2023-39194)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel ipv4 stack. The socket buffer (skb) was assumed to be associated with a device before calling __ip_options_compile, which is not always the case if the skb is re-routed by ipvs. This issue may allow a local user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to crash the system. (CVE-2023-42754)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's af_unix component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. The unix_stream_sendpage() function tries to add data to the last skb in the peer's recv queue without locking the queue. Thus there is a race where unix_stream_sendpage() could access an skb locklessly that is being released by garbage collection, resulting in use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past commit 790c2f9d15b594350ae9bca7b236f2b1859de02c. (CVE-2023-4622)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: sch_hfsc (HFSC qdisc traffic control) component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If a class with a link-sharing curve (i.e. with the HFSC_FSC flag set) has a parent without a link-sharing curve, then init_vf() will call vttree_insert() on the parent, but vttree_remove() will be skipped in update_vf(). This leaves a dangling pointer that can cause a use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past commit b3d26c5702c7d6c45456326e56d2ccf3f103e60f. (CVE-2023-4623)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: sch_qfq component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. When the plug qdisc is used as a class of the qfq qdisc, sending network packets triggers use-after-free in qfq_dequeue() due to the incorrect .peek handler of sch_plug and lack of error checking in agg_dequeue(). We recommend upgrading past commit 8fc134fee27f2263988ae38920bc03da416b03d8. (CVE-2023-4921)

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/1065729

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1109837

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1152446

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1154048

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1207168

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1208995

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1210169

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212703

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213016

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214157

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214380

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214386

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214586

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214940

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214943

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214945

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214946

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214948

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214949

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214950

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214952

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214953

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214961

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214962

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214964

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214965

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214966

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214967

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215115

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215117

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215121

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215122

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215136

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215149

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215152

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215162

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215164

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215165

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215207

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215221

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215275

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215299

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215467

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215607

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215634

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215858

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215860

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215861

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215877

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215897

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215898

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215954

http://www.nessus.org/u?6671922c

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-36766

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-0394

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-1192

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-1206

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-1859

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-39192

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-39193

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-39194

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-42754

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-4622

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-4623

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-4881

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-4921

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 182902

File Name: suse_SU-2023-4031-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2023

Updated: 10/11/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-4921

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-kgraft, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-kgraft-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, 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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-macros, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-obs-build, 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_12_14-122_179-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: 10/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-36766, CVE-2023-0394, CVE-2023-1192, CVE-2023-1206, CVE-2023-1859, CVE-2023-39192, CVE-2023-39193, CVE-2023-39194, CVE-2023-42754, CVE-2023-4622, CVE-2023-4623, CVE-2023-4881, CVE-2023-4921

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:4031-1