SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7665)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59158

Synopsis

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

This kernel update for the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 kernel fixes several security issues and bugs.

The following security issues were fixed :

- The dccp_rcv_state_process function in net/dccp/input.c in the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle packets for a CLOSED endpoint, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) by sending a DCCP-Close packet followed by a DCCP-Reset packet. (CVE-2011-1093)

- The add_del_listener function in kernel/taskstats.c in the Linux kernel did not prevent multiple registrations of exit handlers, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption), and bypass the OOM Killer, via a crafted application.
(CVE-2011-2484)

- Integer overflow in the agp_generic_insert_memory function in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted AGPIOC_BIND agp_ioctl ioctl call. (CVE-2011-1745)

- Multiple integer overflows in the (1) agp_allocate_memory and (2) agp_create_user_memory functions in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to trigger buffer overflows, and consequently cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact, via vectors related to calls that specify a large number of memory pages. (CVE-2011-1746)

- The agp_generic_remove_memory function in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38.5 did not validate a certain start parameter, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted AGPIOC_UNBIND agp_ioctl ioctl call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1745. (CVE-2011-2022)

- When using a setuid root mount.cifs, local users could hijack password protected mounted CIFS shares of other local users. (CVE-2011-1585)

- The do_task_stat function in fs/proc/array.c in the Linux kernel did not perform an expected uid check, which made it easier for local users to defeat the ASLR protection mechanism by reading the start_code and end_code fields in the /proc/#####/stat file for a process executing a PIE binary. (CVE-2011-0726)

- The normal mmap paths all avoid creating a mapping where the pgoff inside the mapping could wrap around due to overflow. However, an expanding mremap() can take such a non-wrapping mapping and make it bigger and cause a wrapping condition. (CVE-2011-2496)

- A local unprivileged user able to access a NFS filesystem could use file locking to deadlock parts of an nfs server under some circumstance. (CVE-2011-2491)

- The code for evaluating LDM partitions (in fs/partitions/ldm.c) contained bugs that could crash the kernel for certain corrupted LDM partitions.
(CVE-2011-1017 / CVE-2011-2182)

- Multiple integer overflows in the next_pidmap function in kernel/pid.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted (1) getdents or (2) readdir system call.
(CVE-2011-1593)

- Integer overflow in the _ctl_do_mpt_command function in drivers/scsi/mpt2sas/mpt2sas_ctl.c in the Linux kernel might have allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via an ioctl call specifying a crafted value that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. (CVE-2011-1494)

- drivers/scsi/mpt2sas/mpt2sas_ctl.c in the Linux kernel did not validate (1) length and (2) offset values before performing memory copy operations, which might have allowed local users to gain privileges, cause a denial of service (memory corruption), or obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted ioctl call, related to the _ctl_do_mpt_command and
_ctl_diag_read_buffer functions. (CVE-2011-1495)

Solution

Apply ZYPP patch number 7665.

See Also

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-0726.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1017.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1093.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1494.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1495.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1585.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1593.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1745.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1746.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2022.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2182.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2484.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2491.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2496.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59158

File Name: suse_kernel-7665.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/17

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1017, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1585, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-2022, CVE-2011-2182, CVE-2011-2484, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2496