SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 5219 / 5222 / 5223)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 57111


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel was updated to and fixes various bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- A signedness issue in CIFS could possibly have lead to to memory corruption, if a malicious server could send crafted replies to the host. (CVE-2011-3191)

- In the fuse filesystem, FUSE_NOTIFY_INVAL_ENTRY did not check the length of the write so the message processing could overrun and result in a BUG_ON() in fuse_copy_fill(). This flaw could be used by local users able to mount FUSE filesystems to crash the system.

- The befs_follow_link function in fs/befs/linuxvfs.c in the Linux kernel did not validate the length attribute of long symlinks, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (incorrect pointer dereference and OOPS) by accessing a long symlink on a malformed Be filesystem. (CVE-2011-2928)

Also the following non security bugs have been fixed :


- CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP_ENABLED disabled by default. Swap accounting can be turned on by swapaccount=1 kernel command line parameter.

- Make swap accounting default behavior configurable (bnc#719450, bnc#650309, fate#310471).

- Added a missing reset for ioc_reset_in_progress in SoftReset in the mtpsas driver. (bnc#711969)

- Add support for the Digi/IBM PCIe 2-port Adapter.

- Always enable MSI-X on 5709. (bnc#707737)

- sched: fix broken SCHED_RESET_ON_FORK handling.

- sched: Fix rt_rq runtime leakage bug. (bnc#707096)

- ACPI: allow passing down C1 information if no other C-states exist.

- KDB: turn off kdb usb support by default. (bnc#694670 / bnc#603804)

- xfs: Added event tracing support.

- xfs: fix xfs_fsblock_t tracing.

- igb: extend maximum frame size to receive VLAN tagged frames. (bnc#688859)

- cfq: Do not allow queue merges for queues that have no process references. (bnc#712929)

- cfq: break apart merged cfqqs if they stop cooperating.

- cfq: calculate the seek_mean per cfq_queue not per cfq_io_context. (bnc#712929)

- cfq: change the meaning of the cfqq_coop flag.

- cfq-iosched: get rid of the coop_preempt flag.

- cfq: merge cooperating cfq_queues. (bnc#712929)

- Fix FDDI and TR config checks in ipv4 arp and LLC.

- writeback: do uninterruptible sleep in balance_dirty_pages(). (bnc#699354 / bnc#699357)

- xfs: fix memory reclaim recursion deadlock on locked inode buffer. (bnc#699355 / bnc#699354)

- xfs: use GFP_NOFS for page cache allocation. (bnc#699355 / bnc#699354)

- virtio-net: init link state correctly. (bnc#714966)

- cpufreq: pcc-cpufreq: sanity check to prevent a NULL pointer dereference. (bnc#709412)

- x86: ucode-amd: Do not warn when no ucode is available for a CPU

- patches.arch/x86_64-unwind-annotations: Refresh.

- patches.suse/stack-unwind: Refresh. (bnc#588458)

- splice: direct_splice_actor() should not use pos in sd.

- qdio: 2nd stage retry on SIGA-W busy conditions (bnc#713138,LTC#74402).

- TTY: pty, fix pty counting. (bnc#711203)

- Avoid deadlock in GFP_IO/GFP_FS allocation. (bnc#632870)

- novfs: fix some DirCache locking issues. (bnc#669378)

- novfs: fix some kmalloc/kfree issues. (bnc#669378)

- novfs: fix off-by-one allocation error. (bnc#669378)

- novfs: unlink directory after unmap. (bnc#649625)

- novfs: last modification time not reliable. (bnc#642896)

- x86 / IO APIC: Reset IRR in clear_IO_APIC_pin().
(bnc#701686, bnc#667386)

- mptfusion : Added check for SILI bit in READ_6 CDB for DATA UNDERRUN ERRATA. (bnc#712456)

- xfs: serialise unaligned direct IOs. (bnc#707125)

- NFS: Ensure that we handle NFS4ERR_STALE_STATEID correctly. (bnc#701443)

- NFSv4: Do not call nfs4_state_mark_reclaim_reboot() from error handlers. (bnc#701443)

- NFSv4: Fix open recovery. (bnc#701443)

- NFSv4.1: Do not call nfs4_schedule_state_recovery() unnecessarily. (bnc#701443)


Apply SAT patch number 5219 / 5222 / 5223 as appropriate.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 57111

File Name: suse_11_kernel-110930.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:btrfs-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:btrfs-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:btrfs-kmp-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ext4dev-kmp-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:hyper-v-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:hyper-v-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-desktop-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-pae-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-xen-extra, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2928, CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-3353