SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2023:4095-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183287

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:4095-1 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 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 null pointer dereference issue was found in the sctp network protocol in net/sctp/stream_sched.c in Linux Kernel. If stream_in allocation is failed, stream_out is freed which would further be accessed. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or potentially cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-2177)

- cbq_classify in net/sched/sch_cbq.c in the Linux kernel through 6.1.4 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (slab-out-of-bounds read) because of type confusion (non-negative numbers can sometimes indicate a TC_ACT_SHOT condition rather than valid classification results). (CVE-2023-23454)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's netfilter in the way a user triggers the nft_pipapo_remove function with the element, without a NFT_SET_EXT_KEY_END. This issue could allow a local user to crash the system or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-4004)

- An issue was discovered in l2cap_sock_release in net/bluetooth/l2cap_sock.c in the Linux kernel before 6.4.10. There is a use-after-free because the children of an sk are mishandled. (CVE-2023-40283)

- An array indexing vulnerability was found in the netfilter subsystem of the Linux kernel. A missing macro could lead to a miscalculation of the `h->nets` array offset, providing attackers with the primitive to arbitrarily increment/decrement a memory buffer out-of-bound. This issue may allow a local user to crash the system or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-42753)

- A flaw was found in btrfs_get_root_ref in fs/btrfs/disk-io.c in the btrfs filesystem in the Linux Kernel due to a double decrement of the reference count. This issue may allow a local attacker with user privilege to crash the system or may lead to leaked internal kernel information. (CVE-2023-4389)

- 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/1176588

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1202845

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1207036

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1207270

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1208995

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1210169

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1210643

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1210658

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212703

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1213812

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214233

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214351

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214380

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214386

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215115

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215117

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215150

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215221

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215275

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215299

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215322

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215356

https://lists.suse.com/pipermail/sle-updates/2023-October/032196.html

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

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-2023-2177

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-23454

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-4004

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-40283

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-42753

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-4389

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: 183287

File Name: suse_SU-2023-4095-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/18/2023

Updated: 10/18/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, 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-livepatch-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, 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:kernel-64kb, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-livepatch, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:reiserfs-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ocfs2-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-macros, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-preempt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-zfcpdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-livepatch-5_3_18-150300_59_138-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-obs-build, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-64kb-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gfs2-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: 10/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-36766, CVE-2023-1192, CVE-2023-1206, CVE-2023-1859, CVE-2023-2177, CVE-2023-23454, CVE-2023-4004, CVE-2023-40283, CVE-2023-42753, CVE-2023-4389, CVE-2023-4622, CVE-2023-4623, CVE-2023-4881, CVE-2023-4921

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:4095-1