SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 6163 / 6164 / 6172)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 58845


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 kernel has been updated to 3.0.26, which fixes a lot of bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- A locking problem in transparent hugepage support could be used by local attackers to potentially crash the host, or via kvm a privileged guest user could crash the kvm host system. (CVE-2012-1179)

- A potential hypervisor escape by issuing SG_IO commands to partitiondevices was fixed by restricting access to these commands. (CVE-2011-4127)

- A local attacker could oops the kernel using memory control groups and eventfds. (CVE-2012-1146)

- Limit the path length users can build using epoll() to avoid local attackers consuming lots of kernel CPU time.

- The regset common infrastructure assumed that regsets would always have .get and .set methods, but necessarily .active methods. Unfortunately people have since written regsets without .set method, so NULL pointer dereference attacks were possible. (CVE-2012-1097)

- Access to the /proc/pid/taskstats file requires root access to avoid side channel (timing keypresses etc.) attacks on other users. (CVE-2011-2494)

- Fixed a oops in jbd/jbd2 that could be caused by specific filesystem access patterns. (CVE-2011-4086)

- A malicious NFSv4 server could have caused a oops in the nfsv4 acl handling. (CVE-2011-4131)

- Fixed a oops in jbd/jbd2 that could be caused by mounting a malicious prepared filesystem. (Also included are all fixes from the 3.0.14 -> 3.0.25 stable kernel updates.). (CVE-2011-4132)

The following non-security issues have been fixed :


- efivars: add missing parameter to efi_pstore_read().

- add a few error cleanups.

- btrfs: handle errors when excluding super extents (FATE#306586 bnc#751015).

- btrfs: Fix missing goto in btrfs_ioctl_clone.

- btrfs: Fixed mishandled -EAGAIN error case from btrfs_split_item. (bnc#750459)

- btrfs: disallow unequal data/metadata blocksize for mixed block groups (FATE#306586).

- btrfs: enhance superblock sanity checks (FATE#306586 bnc#749651).

- btrfs: update message levels (FATE#306586).

- btrfs 3.3-rc6 updates :

- avoid setting ->d_op twice (FATE#306586 bnc#731387).

- btrfs: fix wrong information of the directory in the snapshot (FATE#306586).

- btrfs: fix race in reada (FATE#306586).

- btrfs: do not add both copies of DUP to reada extent tree (FATE#306586).

- btrfs: stop silently switching single chunks to raid0 on balance (FATE#306586).

- btrfs: fix locking issues in find_parent_nodes() (FATE#306586).

- btrfs: fix casting error in scrub reada code (FATE#306586).

- btrfs sync with upstream up to 3.3-rc5 (FATE#306586)

- btrfs: Sector Size check during Mount

- btrfs: avoid positive number with ERR_PTR

- btrfs: return the internal error unchanged if btrfs_get_extent_fiemap() call failed for SEEK_DATA/SEEK_HOLE inquiry.

- btrfs: fix trim 0 bytes after a device delete

- btrfs: do not check DUP chunks twice

- btrfs: fix memory leak in load_free_space_cache()

- btrfs: delalloc for page dirtied out-of-band in fixup worker

- btrfs: fix structs where bitfields and spinlock/atomic share 8B word.

- btrfs: silence warning in raid array setup.

- btrfs: honor umask when creating subvol root.

- btrfs: fix return value check of extent_io_ops.

- btrfs: fix deadlock on page lock when doing auto-defragment.

- btrfs: check return value of lookup_extent_mapping() correctly.

- btrfs: skip states when they does not contain bits to clear.

- btrfs: kick out redundant stuff in convert_extent_bit.

- btrfs: fix a bug on overcommit stuff.

- btrfs: be less strict on finding next node in clear_extent_bit.

- btrfs: improve error handling for btrfs_insert_dir_item callers.

- btrfs: make sure we update latest_bdev.

- btrfs: add extra sanity checks on the path names in btrfs_mksubvol.

- btrfs: clear the extent uptodate bits during parent transid failures.

- btrfs: increase the global block reserve estimates.

- btrfs: fix compiler warnings on 32 bit systems.

- Clean up unused code, fix use of error-indicated pointer in transaction teardown. (bnc#748854)

- btrfs: fix return value check of extent_io_ops.

- btrfs: fix deadlock on page lock when doing auto-defragment.

- btrfs: check return value of lookup_extent_mapping() correctly.

- btrfs: skip states when they does not contain bits to clear.

- btrfs: kick out redundant stuff in convert_extent_bit.

- btrfs: fix a bug on overcommit stuff.

- btrfs: be less strict on finding next node in clear_extent_bit.

- btrfs: do not reserve data with extents locked in btrfs_fallocate.

- btrfs: avoid positive number with ERR_PTR.

- btrfs: return the internal error unchanged if btrfs_get_extent_fiemap() call failed for SEEK_DATA/SEEK_HOLE inquiry.

- btrfs: fix trim 0 bytes after a device delete.

- btrfs: do not check DUP chunks twice.

- btrfs: fix memory leak in load_free_space_cache().

- btrfs: fix permissions of new subvolume. (bnc#746373)

- btrfs: set ioprio of scrub readahead to idle.

- fix logic in condition in BTRFS_FEATURE_INCOMPAT_MIXED_GROUPS

- fix incorrect exclusion of superblock from blockgroups.

- patches.suse/btrfs-8059-handle-errors-when-excluding-sup er-extents.patch: fix incorrect default value.

- fix aio/dio bio refcounting bnc#718918.

- btrfs: fix locking issues in find_parent_nodes()

- Btrfs: fix casting error in scrub reada code

- patches.suse/btrfs-8059-handle-errors-when-excluding-sup er-extents.patch: Fix uninitialized variable.

- btrfs: handle errors from read_tree_block. (bnc#748632)

- btrfs: push-up errors from btrfs_num_copies.

- patches.suse/btrfs-8059-handle-errors-when-excluding-sup er-extents.patch: disable due to potential corruptions (bnc#751743) XFS :

- XFS read/write calls do not generate DMAPI events.

- xfs/dmapi: Remove cached vfsmount. (bnc#749417)

- xfs: Fix oops on IO error during xlog_recover_process_iunlinks() (bnc#716850). NFS :

- nfs: Do not allow multiple mounts on same mountpoint when using -o noac. (bnc#745422)

- lockd: fix arg parsing for grace_period and timeout (bnc#733761). MD :

- raid10: Disable recovery when recovery cannot proceed.

- md/bitmap: ensure to load bitmap when creating via sysfs.

- md: do not set md arrays to readonly on shutdown.
(bnc#740180, bnc#713148, bnc#734900)

- md: allow last device to be forcibly removed from RAID1/RAID10. (bnc#746717)

- md: allow re-add to failed arrays. (bnc#746717)

- md: Correctly handle read failure from last working device in RAID10. (bnc#746717)

- patches.suse/0003-md-raid1-add-failfast-handling-for-wri tes.patch: Refresh to not crash when handling write error on FailFast devices. bnc#747159

- md/raid10: Fix kernel oops during drive failure.

- patches.suse/md-re-add-to-failed: Update references.

- md/raid10: handle merge_bvec_fn in member devices.

- md/raid10 - support resizing some RAID10 arrays. Hyper-V :

- update hyperv drivers to 3.3-rc7 and move them out of staging: hv_timesource -> merged into core kernel hv_vmbus -> drivers/hv/hv_vmbus hv_utils -> drivers/hv/hv_utils hv_storvsc -> drivers/scsi/hv_storvsc hv_netvsc -> drivers/net/hyperv/hv_netvsc hv_mousevsc -> drivers/hid/hid-hyperv add compat modalias for hv_mousevsc update supported.conf rename all 333 patches, use msft-hv- and suse-hv- as prefix

- net/hyperv: Use netif_tx_disable() instead of netif_stop_queue() when necessary.

- net/hyperv: rx_bytes should account the ether header size.

- net/hyperv: fix the issue that large packets be dropped under bridge.

- net/hyperv: Fix the page buffer when an RNDIS message goes beyond page boundary.

- net/hyperv: fix erroneous NETDEV_TX_BUSY use. SCSI :

- sd: mark busy sd majors as allocated (bug#744658).

- st: expand tape driver ability to write immediate filemarks. (bnc#688996)

- scsi scan: do not fail scans when host is in recovery (bnc#747867). S/390 :

- dasd: Implement block timeout handling. (bnc#746717)

- callhome: fix broken proc interface and activate compid (bnc#748862,LTC#79115).

- ctcmpc: use correct idal word list for ctcmpc (bnc#750173,LTC#79264).

- Fix recovery in case of concurrent asynchronous deliveries (bnc#748629,LTC#78309).

- kernel: 3215 console deadlock (bnc#748629,LTC#78612).

- qeth: synchronize discipline module loading (bnc#748629,LTC#78788).

- memory hotplug: prevent memory zone interleave (bnc#748629,LTC#79113).

- dasd: fix fixpoint divide exception in define_extent (bnc#748629,LTC#79125).

- kernel: incorrect kernel message tags (bnc#744795,LTC#78356).

- lcs: lcs offline failure (bnc#752484,LTC#79788).

- qeth: add missing wake_up call (bnc#752484,LTC#79899).

- dasd: Terminate inactive cqrs correctly. (bnc#750995)

- dasd: detailed I/O errors. (bnc#746717)

- patches.suse/dasd-blk-timeout.patch: Only activate blk_timeout for failfast requests (bnc#753617). ALSA :

- ALSA: hda - Set codec to D3 forcibly even if not used.

- ALSA: hda - Add Realtek ALC269VC codec support.

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Apply the coef-setup only to ALC269VB. (bnc#748827)

- ALSA: pcm - Export snd_pcm_lib_default_mmap() helper.

- ALSA: hda - Add snoop option. (bnc#748384,bnc#738597)

- ALSA: HDA: Add support for new AMD products.

- ALSA: hda - Fix audio playback support on HP Zephyr system. (bnc#749787)

- ALSA: hda - Fix mute-LED VREF value for new HP laptops (bnc#745741). EXT3 :

- enable patches.suse/ext3-increase-reservation-window.patch. DRM :

- drm/i915: Force explicit bpp selection for intel_dp_link_required. (bnc#749980)

- drm/i915/dp: Dither down to 6bpc if it makes the mode fit. (bnc#749980)

- drm/i915/dp: Read more DPCD registers on connection probe. (bnc#749980)

- drm/i915: fixup interlaced bits clearing in PIPECONF on PCH_SPLIT. (bnc#749980)

- drm/i915: read full receiver capability field during DP hot plug. (bnc#749980)

- drm/intel: Fix initialization if startup happens in interlaced mode [v2]. (bnc#749980)

- drm/i915 IVY/SNB fix patches from upstream 3.3-rc5 &
patches.drivers/drm-i915-Prevent-a-machine-hang-by-check ing-crtc-act, patches.drivers/drm-i915-do-not-enable-RC6p-on-Sandy-Bri dge, patches.drivers/drm-i915-fix-operator-precedence-when-en abling-RC6p, patches.drivers/drm-i915-gen7-Disable-the-RHWO-optimizat ion-as-it-ca, patches.drivers/drm-i915-gen7-Implement-an-L3-caching-wo rkaround, patches.drivers/drm-i915-gen7-implement-rczunit-workarou nd, patches.drivers/drm-i915-gen7-work-around-a-system-hang- on-IVB

- drm/i915: Clear the TV sense state bits on cantiga to make TV detection reliable. (bnc#750041)

- drm/i915: Do not write DSPSURF for old chips.

- drm: Do not delete DPLL Multiplier during DAC init.

- drm: Set depth on low mem Radeon cards to 16 instead of 8. (bnc#746883)

- patches.drivers/drm-i915-set-AUD_CONFIG_N_index-for-DP:
Refresh. Updated the patch from the upstream.

- Add a few missing drm/i915 fixes from upstream 3.2 kernel (bnc#744392) :

- drm/i915: Sanitize BIOS debugging bits from PIPECONF.

- drm/i915: Add lvds_channel module option. (bnc#739837)

- drm/i915: Check VBIOS value for determining LVDS dual channel mode, too. (bnc#739837)

- agp: fix scratch page cleanup. (bnc#738679)

- drm/i915: suspend fbdev device around suspend/hibernate (bnc#732908). ACPI :

- supported.conf: Add acpi_ipmi as supported (bnc#716971).
MM :

- cpusets: avoid looping when storing to mems_allowed if one.

- cpusets: avoid stall when updating mems_allowed for mempolicy.

- cpuset: mm: Reduce large amounts of memory barrier related slowdown.

- mm: make swapin readahead skip over holes.

- mm: allow PF_MEMALLOC from softirq context.

- mm: Ensure processes do not remain throttled under memory pressure. (Swap over NFS (fate#304949, bnc#747944).

- mm: Allow sparsemem usemap allocations for very large NUMA nodes. (bnc#749049)

- backing-dev: fix wakeup timer races with bdi_unregister(). (bnc#741824)

- readahead: fix pipeline break caused by block plug.

- Fix uninitialised variable warning and obey the [get|put]_mems_allowed API. CIFS :

- cifs: fix dentry refcount leak when opening a FIFO on lookup (CVE-2012-1090 / bnc#749569). USB :

- xhci: Fix encoding for HS bulk/control NAK rate.

- USB: Fix handoff when BIOS disables host PCI device.

- USB: Do not fail USB3 probe on missing legacy PCI IRQ.

- USB: Adding #define in hub_configure() and hcd.c file.

- USB: remove BKL comments. (bnc#714604)

- xHCI: Adding #define values used for hub descriptor.

- xHCI: Kick khubd when USB3 resume really completes.

- xhci: Fix oops caused by more USB2 ports than USB3 ports. (bnc#714604)

- USB/xhci: Enable remote wakeup for USB3 devices.

- USB: Suspend functions before putting dev into U3.

- USB/xHCI: Enable USB 3.0 hub remote wakeup. (bnc#714604)

- USB: Refactor hub remote wake handling. (bnc#714604)

- USB/xHCI: Support device-initiated USB 3.0 resume.

- USB: Set wakeup bits for all children hubs. (bnc#714604)

- USB: Turn on auto-suspend for USB 3.0 hubs. (bnc#714604)

- USB: Set hub depth after USB3 hub reset. (bnc#749115)

- xhci: Fix USB 3.0 device restart on resume. (bnc#745867)

- xhci: Remove scary warnings about transfer issues.

- xhci: Remove warnings about MSI and MSI-X capabilities (bnc#745867). Other :

- PCI / PCIe: Introduce command line option to disable ARI. (bnc#742845)

- PCI: Set device power state to PCI_D0 for device without native PM support (bnc#752972). X86 :

- x86/UV: Lower UV rtc clocksource rating. (bnc#748456)

- x86, mce, therm_throt: Do not report power limit and package level thermal throttle events in mcelog.

- x86: Unlock nmi lock after kdb_ipi call. (bnc#745424)

- x86, tsc: Fix SMI induced variation in quick_pit_calibrate(). (bnc#751322) XEN :

- Update Xen patches to 3.0.22.

- xenbus_dev: add missing error checks to watch handling.

- drivers/xen/: use strlcpy() instead of strncpy().

- xenoprof: backward compatibility for changed XENOPROF_ESCAPE_CODE.

- blkfront: properly fail packet requests. (bnc#745929)

- Refresh other Xen patches. (bnc#732070, bnc#742871)

- xenbus: do not free other end details too early.

- blkback: also call blkif_disconnect() when frontend switched to closed.

- gnttab: add deferred freeing logic.

- blkback: failure to write 'feature-barrier' node is non-fatal. Infiniband :

- RDMA/cxgb4: Make sure flush CQ entries are collected on connection close. (bnc#721587)

- RDMA/cxgb4: Serialize calls to CQs comp_handler.

- mlx4_en: Assigning TX irq per ring (bnc#624072).
Bluetooth :

- Bluetooth: Add Atheros AR3012 Maryann PID/VID supported in ath3k. (bnc#732296)

- Bluetooth: btusb: fix bInterval for high/super speed isochronous endpoints (bnc#754052). SCTP :

- dlm: Do not allocate a fd for peeloff. (bnc#729247)

- sctp: Export sctp_do_peeloff (bnc#729247). Other :

- qlge: Removing needless prints which are not.

- ibft: Fix finding IBFT ACPI table on UEFI. (bnc#746579)

- proc: Consider NO_HZ when printing idle and iowait times. (bnc#705551)

- procfs: do not confuse jiffies with cputime64_t.

- procfs: do not overflow get_{idle,iowait}_time for nohz.

- bfa: Do not return DID_ABORT on failure. (bnc#745400)

- epoll: Do not limit non-nested epoll paths. (bnc#676204)

- Bridge: Always send NETDEV_CHANGEADDR up on br MAC change. (bnc#752408)

- hp_accel: Ignore the error from lis3lv02d_poweron() at resume. (bnc#751903)

- watchdog: make sure the watchdog thread gets CPU on loaded system. (bnc#738583)


Apply SAT patch number 6163 / 6164 / 6172 as appropriate.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58845

File Name: suse_11_kernel-120418.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/24/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


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: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-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-ec2-devel, 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-trace-extra, 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: 4/18/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1083, CVE-2011-2494, CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2011-4127, CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2011-4132, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1146, CVE-2012-1179