SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux Kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 7273 / 7276 / 7277)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64500


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 kernel was updated to 3.0.58, fixing various bugs and security issues.

The updates contains the following feature enhancement :

- Enable various md/raid10 and DASD enhancements.

- Make is possible for RAID10 to cope with DASD devices being slow for various reasons - the affected device will be temporarily removed from the array.

- Added support for reshaping of RAID10 arrays, mdadm changes will be published to support the changes. The following security issues were fixed :

- A division by zero in the TCP Illinois algorithm.

- The uname26 personality leaked kernel memory information. (CVE-2012-0957)

- Kernel stack content disclosure via binfmt_script load_script(). (CVE-2012-4530) The following non-security issues were fixed :


- btrfs: reset path lock state to zero.

- btrfs: fix off-by-one in lseek.

- btrfs: fix btrfs_cont_expand() freeing IS_ERR em.

- btrfs: update timestamps on truncate().

- btrfs: put csums on the right ordered extent.

- btrfs: use existing align macros in btrfs_allocate()

- btrfs: fix off-by-one error of the reserved size of btrfs_allocate()

- btrfs: add fiemaps flag check

- btrfs: fix permissions of empty files not affected by umask

- btrfs: do not auto defrag a file when doing directIO

- btrfs: fix wrong return value of btrfs_truncate_page()

- btrfs: Notify udev when removing device

- btrfs: fix permissions of empty files not affected by umask

- btrfs: fix hash overflow handling

- btrfs: do not delete a subvolume which is in a R/O subvolume

- btrfs: remove call to btrfs_wait_ordered_extents to avoid potential deadlock.

- btrfs: update the checks for mixed block groups with big metadata blocks

- btrfs: Fix use-after-free in __btrfs_end_transaction

- btrfs: use commit root when loading free space cache.

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

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

- btrfs: do not add both copies of DUP to reada extent tree

- btrfs: do not mount when we have a sectorsize unequal to PAGE_SIZE

- btrfs: add missing unlocks to transaction abort paths

- btrfs: avoid sleeping in verify_parent_transid while atomic

- btrfs: disallow unequal data/metadata blocksize for mixed block groups

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

- btrfs: sanitizing ->fs_info, parts 1-5.

- btrfs: make open_ctree() return int.

- btrfs: kill pointless reassignment of ->s_fs_info in btrfs_fill_super().

- btrfs: merge free_fs_info() calls on fill_super failures.

- btrfs: make free_fs_info() call ->kill_sb() unconditional.

- btrfs: consolidate failure exits in btrfs_mount() a bit.

- btrfs: let ->s_fs_info point to fs_info, not root...

- btrfs: take allocation of ->tree_root into open_ctree().

- Update DASD blk_timeout patches after review by IBM :

- dasd: Abort all requests from ioctl

- dasd: Disable block timeouts per default

- dasd: Reduce amount of messages for specific errors

- dasd: Rename ioctls

- dasd: check blk_noretry_request in dasd_times_out()

- dasd: lock ccw queue in dasd_times_out()

- dasd: make DASD_FLAG_TIMEOUT setting more robust

- dasd: rename flag to abortall

- LPFC :

- Update lpfc version for driver release.

- lpfc 8.3.32: Correct successful aborts returning error status.

- lpfc 8.3.34: Correct lock handling to eliminate reset escalation on I/O abort.

- lpfc 8.3.34: Streamline fcp underrun message printing.

- DRM/i915 :

- drm/i915: EBUSY status handling added to i915_gem_fault().

- drm/i915: Only clear the GPU domains upon a successful finish.

- drm/i915: always use RPNSWREQ for turbo change requests.

- drm/i915: do not call modeset_init_hw in i915_reset.

- drm/i915: do not hang userspace when the gpu reset is stuck.

- drm/i915: do not trylock in the gpu reset code.

- drm/i915: re-init modeset hw state after gpu reset.

- HyperV :

- x86: Hyper-V: register clocksource only if its advertised.

- Other :

- xfrm: fix freed block size calculation in xfrm_policy_fini().

- bonding: in balance-rr mode, set curr_active_slave only if it is up.

- kernel: broken interrupt statistics (LTC#87893).

- kernel: sched_clock() overflow (LTC#87978).

- mm: call sleep_on_page_killable from

- TTY: do not reset masters packet mode.

- patches.suse/kbuild-record-built-in-o: Avoid using printf(1) in

- rpm/ Do not rely on the *.parts file to be newline-separated.

- NFS: Allow sec=none mounts in certain cases.

- NFS: fix recent breakage to NFS error handling.

- bridge: Pull ip header into skb->data before looking into ip header.

- dm mpath: allow ioctls to trigger pg init.

- dm mpath: only retry ioctl when no paths if queue_if_no_path set.

- radix-tree: fix preload vector size.

- sched, rt: Unthrottle rt runqueues in

- sched/rt: Fix SCHED_RR across cgroups.

- sched/rt: Do not throttle when PI boosting.

- sched/rt: Keep period timer ticking when rt throttling is active.

- sched/rt: Prevent idle task boosting.

- mm: limit mmu_gather batching to fix soft lockups on !CONFIG_PREEMPT.

- kabi fixup for mm: limit mmu_gather batching to fix soft lockups on !CONFIG_PREEMPT.

- Refresh Xen patches after update to 3.0.57.

- aio: make kiocb->private NUll in init_sync_kiocb().

- qeth: Fix retry logic in hardsetup. (LTC#87080)

- netiucv: reinsert dev_alloc_name for device naming.

- qeth: set new mac even if old mac is gone (2).

- ocfs2: use spinlock irqsave for downconvert lock.patch.

- af_netlink: force credentials passing.

- af_unix: dont send SCM_CREDENTIALS by default.

- sunrpc: increase maximum slots to use.

- bio: bio allocation failure due to bio_get_nr_vecs().

- bio: do not overflow in bio_get_nr_vecs().

- md: close race between removing and adding a device.

- thp, memcg: split hugepage for memcg oom on cow.

- bonding: delete migrated IP addresses from the rlb hash table.

- xfs: Fix re-use of EWOULDBLOCK during read on dm-mirror.

- qla2xxx: Determine the number of outstanding commands based on available resources.

- qla2xxx: Ramp down queue depth for attached SCSI devices.

- autofs4: fix lockdep splat in autofs.

- ipv6: tcp: fix panic in SYN processing.

- add splash=black option to bootsplash code, to keep a black background, useful for remote access to VMs.


Apply SAT patch number 7273 / 7276 / 7277 as appropriate.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64500

File Name: suse_11_kernel-130125.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/08

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

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, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-trace, 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: 2013/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0957, CVE-2012-4530, CVE-2012-4565