SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 7123 / 7127)

high Nessus Plugin ID 64180


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The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 kernel has been updated to 3.0.51 which fixes various bugs and security issues.

It contains the following feature enhancements :

- The cachefiles framework is now supported (FATE#312793, bnc#782369). The userland utilities were published seperately to support this feature.

- The ipset netfilter modules are now supported (FATE#313309) The ipset userland utility will be published seperately to support this feature.

- The tipc kernel module is now externally supported (FATE#305033).

- Hyper-V KVP IP injection was implemented (FATE#314441).
A seperate hyper-v package will be published to support this feature.

- Intel Lynx Point PCH chipset support was added.

- Enable various md/raid10 and DASD enhancements.
(FATE#311379) These make it possible for RAID10 to cope with DASD devices being slow for various reasons - the affected device will be temporarily removed from the array.

Also added support for reshaping of RAID10 arrays.

mdadm changes will be published to support this feature.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- A race condition on hot adding memory could be used by local attackers to crash the system during hot adding new memory. (CVE-2012-5517)

- A flaw has been found in the way Linux kernels KVM subsystem handled vcpu->arch.cr4 X86_CR4_OSXSAVE bit set upon guest enter. On hosts without the XSAVE feature and using qemu userspace an unprivileged local user could have used this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-4461)

- The KVM implementation in the Linux kernel allowed host OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) by making a KVM_CREATE_IRQCHIP ioctl call after a virtual CPU already exists. (CVE-2012-1601)

- Attempting an rds connection from the IP address of an IPoIB interface to itself causes a kernel panic due to a BUG_ON() being triggered. Making the test less strict allows rds-ping to work without crashing the machine. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the sytem. (CVE-2012-2372)

- Dimitry Monakhov, one of the ext4 developers, has discovered a race involving asynchronous I/O and fallocate which can lead to the exposure of stale data
--- that is, an extent which should have had the 'uninitialized' bit set indicating that its blocks have not yet been written and thus contain data from a deleted file will get exposed to anyone with read access to the file. (CVE-2012-4508)

- The rds_recvmsg function in net/rds/recv.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom or (2) recvmsg system call on an RDS socket.

- The sfc (aka Solarflare Solarstorm) driver in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (DMA descriptor consumption and network-controller outage) via crafted TCP packets that trigger a small MSS value. (CVE-2012-3412)

The following non-security issues have been fixed :


- btrfs: fix double mntput() in mount_subvol().

- btrfs: use common work instead of delayed work

- btrfs: limit fallocate extent reservation to 256MB

- btrfs: fix a double free on pending snapshots in error handling

- btrfs: Do not trust the superblock label and simply printk('%s') it

- patches.suse/btrfs-update-message-levels.patch: Refresh.

- patches.suse/btrfs-enospc-debugging-messages.patch:
Minor updates.

- patches.suse/btrfs-update-message-levels.patch: Minor updates.

- btrfs: continue after abort during snapshot drop.

- btrfs: Return EINVAL when length to trim is less than FSB.

- btrfs: fix unnecessary while loop when search the free space, cache.

- btrfs: Use btrfs_update_inode_fallback when creating a snapshot.

- btrfs: do not bug when we fail to commit the transaction.

- btrfs: fill the global reserve when unpinning space.

- btrfs: do not allow degraded mount if too many devices are missing.

- patches.suse/btrfs-8112-resume-balance-on-rw-re-mounts-p roperly.patch: fix mismerge.

- btrfs: do not allocate chunks as agressively.

- btrfs: btrfs_drop_extent_cache should never fail.

- btrfs: fix full backref problem when inserting shared block reference.

- btrfs: wait on async pages when shrinking delalloc.

- btrfs: remove bytes argument from do_chunk_alloc.

- btrfs: cleanup of error processing in btree_get_extent().

- btrfs: remove unnecessary code in btree_get_extent().

- btrfs: kill obsolete arguments in btrfs_wait_ordered_extents.

- btrfs: do not do anything in our ->freeze_fs and

- btrfs: do not async metadata csumming in certain situations.

- btrfs: do not hold the file extent leaf locked when adding extent item.

- btrfs: cache extent state when writing out dirty metadata pages.

- btrfs: do not lookup csums for prealloc extents.

- btrfs: be smarter about dropping things from the tree log.

- btrfs: confirmation of value is added before trace_btrfs_get_extent() is called.

- btrfs: make filesystem read-only when submitting barrier fails.

- btrfs: cleanup pages properly when ENOMEM in compression.

- btrfs: do not bug on enomem in readpage.

- btrfs: do not warn_on when we cannot alloc a page for an extent buffer.

- btrfs: enospc debugging messages. S/390 :

- smsgiucv: reestablish IUCV path after resume (bnc#786976,LTC#86245).

- dasd: move wake_up call (bnc#786976,LTC#86252).

- kernel: fix get_user_pages_fast() page table walk (bnc#786976,LTC#86307).

- qeth: Fix IPA_CMD_QIPASSIST return code handling (bnc#785851,LTC#86101).

- mm: Fix XFS oops due to dirty pages without buffers on s390. (bnc#762259)

- zfcp: only access zfcp_scsi_dev for valid scsi_device (bnc#781484,LTC#85285).

- dasd: check count address during online setting (bnc#781484,LTC#85346).

- hugetlbfs: fix deadlock in unmap_hugepage_range() (bnc#781484,LTC#85449).

- kernel: make user-access pagetable walk code huge page aware (bnc#781484,LTC#85455).

- hugetlbfs: add missing TLB invalidation (bnc#781484,LTC#85463).

- zfcp: fix adapter (re)open recovery while link to SAN is down (bnc#789010,LTC#86283).

- qeth: set new mac even if old mac is gone (bnc#789010,LTC#86643).

- qdio: fix kernel panic for zfcp 31-bit (bnc#789010,LTC#86623).

- crypto: msgType50 (RSA-CRT) Fix (bnc#789010,LTC#86378).

- drm/915: Update references, fixed a missing patch chunk.

- drm/dp: Document DP spec versions for various DPCD registers. (bnc#780461)

- drm/dp: Make sink count DP 1.2 aware. (bnc#780461)

- DRM/i915: Restore sdvo_flags after dtd->mode->dtd Roundrtrip. (bnc#775577)

- DRM/i915: Do not clone SDVO LVDS with analog.

- DRM/radeon: For single CRTC GPUs move handling of CRTC_CRT_ON to crtc_dpms(). (bnc#725152)

- DRM/Radeon: Fix TV DAC Load Detection for single CRTC chips. (bnc#725152)

- DRM/Radeon: Clean up code in TV DAC load detection.

- DRM/Radeon: On DVI-I use Load Detection when EDID is bogus. (bnc#725152)

- DRM/Radeon: Fix primary DAC Load Detection for RV100 chips. (bnc#725152)

- DRM/Radeon: Fix Load Detection on legacy primary DAC.

- drm/i915: enable plain RC6 on Sandy Bridge by default (bnc#725355). Hyper-V :

- Hyper-V KVP IP injection (fate#31441) :

- drivers: net: Remove casts to same type.

- drivers: hv: remove IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM which is now a no-op.

- hyperv: Move wait completion msg code into rndis_filter_halt_device().

- hyperv: Add comments for the extended buffer after RNDIS message.

- Drivers: hv: Cleanup the guest ID computation.

- Drivers: hv: vmbus: Use the standard format string to format GUIDs.

- Drivers: hv: Add KVP definitions for IP address injection.

- Drivers: hv: kvp: Cleanup error handling in KVP.

- Drivers: hv: kvp: Support the new IP injection messages.

- Tools: hv: Prepare to expand kvp_get_ip_address() functionality.

- Tools: hv: Further refactor kvp_get_ip_address().

- Tools: hv: Gather address family information.

- Tools: hv: Gather subnet information.

- Tools: hv: Represent the ipv6 mask using CIDR notation.

- Tools: hv: Gather ipv[4,6] gateway information.

- hv: fail the probing immediately when we are not in hyperv platform.

- hv: vmbus_drv: detect hyperv through x86_hyper.

- Tools: hv: Get rid of some unused variables.

- Tools: hv: Correctly type string variables.

- Tools: hv: Add an example script to retrieve DNS entries.

- Tools: hv: Gather DNS information.

- Drivers: hv: kvp: Copy the address family information.

- Tools: hv: Add an example script to retrieve dhcp state.

- Tools: hv: Gather DHCP information.

- Tools: hv: Add an example script to configure an interface.

- Tools: hv: Implement the KVP verb - KVP_OP_SET_IP_INFO.

- Tools: hv: Rename the function kvp_get_ip_address().

- Tools: hv: Implement the KVP verb - KVP_OP_GET_IP_INFO.

- tools/hv: Fix file handle leak.

- tools/hv: Fix exit() error code.

- tools/hv: Check for read/write errors.

- tools/hv: Parse /etc/os-release.

- hyperv: Fix the max_xfer_size in RNDIS initialization.

- hyperv: Fix the missing return value in rndis_filter_set_packet_filter().

- hyperv: Fix page buffer handling in rndis_filter_send_request().

- hyperv: Remove extra allocated space for recv_pkt_list elements.

- hyperv: Report actual status in receive completion packet.

- hyperv: Add buffer for extended info after the RNDIS response message. Other :

- net: prevent NULL dereference in check_peer_redir().
(bnc#776044 / bnc#784576)

- patches.fixes/mm-hotplug-correctly-add-zone-to-other-nod es-list.patch: Refresh.

- igb: fix recent VLAN changes that would leave VLANs disabled after reset. (bnc#787168)

- md: Change goto target to avoid pointless bug messages in normal error cases. (bnc#787848)

- intel_idle: IVB support (fate#313719).

- x86 cpufreq: Do not complain on missing cpufreq tables on ProLiants. (bnc#787202)

- hpilo: remove pci_disable_device. (bnc#752544)

- ixgbe: Address fact that RSC was not setting GSO size for incoming frames. (bnc#776144)

- hv: Cleanup error handling in vmbus_open().

- [SCSI] storvsc: Account for in-transit packets in the RESET path.

- sg: remove sg_mutex. (bnc#785496)

- perf: Do no try to schedule task events if there are none. (bnc#781574)

- perf: Do not set task_ctx pointer in cpuctx if there are no events in the context. (bnc#781574)

- mm: swap: Implement generic handlers for swap-related address ops fix. (bnc#778334)

- hpwdt: Only BYTE reads/writes to WD Timer port 0x72.

- xenbus: fix overflow check in xenbus_dev_write().

- xen/x86: do not corrupt %eip when returning from a signal handler.

- Update Xen patches to 3.0.46.

- Update Xen patches to 3.0.51.

- mm: Check if PTE is already allocated during page fault.

- rpm/ Revert f266e647f to allow building with icecream again, as patches.rpmify/kbuild-fix-gcc-x-syntax.patch is a real fix now.

- ipmi: decrease the IPMI message transaction time in interrupt mode. (bnc#763654)

- ipmi: simplify locking. (bnc#763654)

- ipmi: use a tasklet for handling received messages.

- cxgb3: Set vlan_feature on net_device (bnc#776127, LTC#84260).

- qlge: Add offload features to vlan interfaces (bnc#776081,LTC#84322).

- mlx4_en: Added missing iounmap upon releasing a device (bnc#774964,LTC#82768).

- mlx4: allow device removal by fixing dma unmap size (bnc#774964,LTC#82768).

- qeth: fix deadlock between recovery and bonding driver (bnc#785100,LTC#85905).

- SCSI st: add st_nowait_eof param to module. (bnc#775394)

- patches.fixes/sched-fix-migration-thread-accounting-woes .patch: Update references. (bnc#773699, bnc#769251)

- memcg: oom: fix totalpages calculation for swappiness==0. (bnc#783965)

- fs: cachefiles: add support for large files in filesystem caching (FATE#312793, bnc#782369).

- mm/mempolicy.c: use enum value MPOL_REBIND_ONCE in mpol_rebind_policy().

- mm, mempolicy: fix mbind() to do synchronous migration.

- revert 'mm: mempolicy: Let vma_merge and vma_split handle vma->vm_policy linkages'.

- mempolicy: fix a race in shared_policy_replace().

- mempolicy: fix refcount leak in mpol_set_shared_policy().

- mempolicy: fix a memory corruption by refcount imbalance in alloc_pages_vma().

- mempolicy: remove mempolicy sharing. Memory policy enhancements for robustness against fuzz attacks and force mbind to use synchronous migration.

- Update scsi_dh_alua to mainline version (bnc#708296, bnc#784334) :

- scsi_dh_alua: Enable STPG for unavailable ports

- scsi_dh_alua: Re-enable STPG for unavailable ports

- scsi_dh_alua: backoff alua rtpg retry linearly vs.

- scsi_dh_alua: implement implied transition timeout

- scsi_dh_alua: retry alua rtpg extended header for illegal request response

- Revert removal of ACPI procfs entries. (bnc#777283)

- x86: Clear HPET configuration registers on startup.

- mlx4: Fixed build warning, update references (bnc#774500,LTC#83966).

- xen/frontends: handle backend CLOSED without CLOSING.

- xen/pciback: properly clean up after calling pcistub_device_find().

- xen/netfront: add netconsole support (bnc#763858 fate#313830).

- netfilter: nf_conntrack_ipv6: fix tracking of ICMPv6 error messages containing fragments. (bnc#779750)

- ipv6, xfrm: use conntrack-reassembled packet for policy lookup. (bnc#780216)

- inetpeer: add namespace support for inetpeer.

- inetpeer: add parameter net for inet_getpeer_v4,v6.

- inetpeer: make unused_peers list per-netns. (bnc#779969)

- kABI: use net_generic to protect struct netns_ipv{4,6}.

- patches.rpmify/kbuild-fix-gcc-x-syntax.patch: kbuild:
Fix gcc -x syntax. (bnc#773831)

- patches.suse/supported-flag: Re-enabled warning on unsupported module loading.

- nbd: clear waiting_queue on shutdown. (bnc#778630)

- nohz: fix idle ticks in cpu summary line of /proc/stat (follow up fix for bnc#767469, bnc#705551).

- fix TAINT_NO_SUPPORT handling on module load.

- NFS: Fix Oopses in nfs_lookup_revalidate and nfs4_lookup_revalidate. (bnc#780008)

- svcrpc: fix svc_xprt_enqueue/svc_recv busy-looping (bnc@779462).

- net: do not disable sg for packets requiring no checksum. (bnc#774859)

- sfc: prevent extreme TSO parameters from stalling TX queues. (bnc#774523 / CVE-2012-3412)

- X86 MCE: Fix correct ring/severity identification in V86 case. (bnc#773267)

- scsi_dh_rdac: Add a new netapp vendor/product string.

- scsi_dh_rdac : Consolidate rdac strings together.

- scsi_dh_rdac : minor return fix for rdac. (bnc#772483)

- dh_rdac: Associate HBA and storage in rdac_controller to support partitions in storage. (bnc#772454)

- scsi_dh_rdac: Fix error path. (bnc#772454)

- scsi_dh_rdac: Fix for unbalanced reference count.

- sd: Ensure we correctly disable devices with unknown protection type. (bnc#780876)

- netfilter: ipset: timeout can be modified for already added elements. (bnc#790457)

- netfilter: ipset: fix adding ranges to hash types.

- workqueue: exit rescuer_thread() as TASK_RUNNING.

- xhci: Add Lynx Point LP to list of Intel switchable hosts. (bnc#791853)

- tg3: Introduce separate functions to allocate/free RX/TX rings. (bnc#785554)

- net-next: Add netif_get_num_default_rss_queues.

- tg3: set maximal number of default RSS queues.

- tg3: Allow number of rx and tx rings to be set independently. (bnc#785554)

- tg3: Separate coalescing setup for rx and tx.

- tg3: Refactor tg3_open(). (bnc#785554)

- tg3: Refactor tg3_close(). (bnc#785554)

- tg3: Add support for ethtool -L|-l to get/set the number of rings. (bnc#785554)

- tg3: Disable multiple TX rings by default due to hardware flaw. (bnc#785554)

- x86, microcode, AMD: Add support for family 16h processors (bnc#791498,fate#314145).

- scsi_remove_target: fix softlockup regression on hot remove. (bnc#789836)

- autofs4: allow autofs to work outside the initial PID namespace. (bnc#779294)

- autofs4: translate pids to the right namespace for the daemon. (bnc#779294)

- vfs: dont chain pipe/anon/socket on superblock s_inodes list. (bnc#789703)

- reiserfs: fix problems with chowning setuid file w/ xattrs. (bnc#790920)

- reiserfs: fix double-lock while chowning setuid file w/ xattrs. (bnc#790920)

- ALSA: hda - Fix SSYNC register value for non-Intel controllers (fate#313409,bnc#760833).

- ALSA: hda: option to enable arbitrary buffer/period sizes (fate#313409,bnc#760833).

- ALSA: hda - Fix buffer-alignment regression with Nvidia HDMI (fate#313409,bnc#760833).

- ALSA: hda - explicitly set buffer-align flag for Nvidia controllers (fate#313409,bnc#760833).

- ALSA: hda - Add Lynx Point HD Audio Controller DeviceIDs (fate#313409,bnc#760833).

- ALSA: hda_intel: Add Device IDs for Intel Lynx Point-LP PCH (fate#313409,bnc#760833).

- USB: OHCI: workaround for hardware bug: retired TDs not added to the Done Queue. (bnc#762158)

- watchdog: iTCO_wdt: clean-up PCI device IDs (fate#313409, bnc#760833).

- watchdog: iTCO_wdt: add Intel Lynx Point DeviceIDs (fate#313409, bnc#760833).

- ahci: AHCI-mode SATA patch for Intel Lynx Point DeviceIDs (fate#313409, bnc#760833).

- ata_piix: IDE-mode SATA patch for Intel Lynx Point DeviceIDs (fate#313409, bnc#760833).

- i2c-i801: Add device IDs for Intel Lynx Point (fate#313409, bnc#760833).

- jbd: Fix lock ordering bug in journal_unmap_buffer().

- usb: host: xhci: Fix Compliance Mode on SN65LVPE502CP Hardware. (bnc#788277)

- usb: host: xhci: Fix NULL pointer dereferencing with 71c731a for non-x86 systems. (bnc#788277)

- Do not remove fillup from the buildsystem. (bnc#781327)

- ibmvfc: Fix double completion on abort timeout.

- ibmvfc: Ignore fabric RSCNs when link is dead.

- fs: only send IPI to invalidate LRU BH when needed.
(bnc#763628 / bnc#744692)

- smp: add func to IPI cpus based on parameter func.
(bnc#763628 / bnc#744692)

- smp: introduce a generic on_each_cpu_mask() function.
(bnc#763628 / bnc#744692)


Apply SAT patch number 7123 / 7127 as appropriate.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64180

File Name: suse_11_kernel-121203.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2013

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: 4.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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-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: 12/3/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-3412, CVE-2012-3430, CVE-2012-4461, CVE-2012-4508, CVE-2012-5517