SuSE 11.3 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 9102 / 9104 / 9105)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73554


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3 kernel has been updated to fix various bugs and security issues.

- WARNING: If you are running KVM with PCI pass-through on a system with one of the following Intel chipsets: 5500 (revision 0x13), 5520 (revision 0x13) or X58 (revisions 0x12, 0x13, 0x22), please make sure to read the following support document before installing this update :

You will have to update your KVM setup to no longer make use of PCI pass-through before rebooting to the updated kernel.


The following security bugs have been fixed :

- The Linux kernel before 3.12, when UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) is enabled, does not properly initialize certain data structures, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application that uses the UDP_CORK option in a setsockopt system call and sends both short and long packets, related to the ip_ufo_append_data function in net/ipv4/ip_output.c and the ip6_ufo_append_data function in net/ipv6/ip6_output.c. (bnc#847672).

- The microcode on AMD 16h 00h through 0Fh processors does not properly handle the interaction between locked instructions and write-combined memory types, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via a crafted application, aka the errata 793 issue. (bnc#852967). (CVE-2013-6885)

- The Linux kernel before 3.12.4 updates certain length values before ensuring that associated data structures have been initialized, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom, (2) recvmmsg, or (3) recvmsg system call, related to net/ipv4/ping.c, net/ipv4/raw.c, net/ipv4/udp.c, net/ipv6/raw.c, and net/ipv6/udp.c.
(bnc#857643). (CVE-2013-7263)

- The l2tp_ip_recvmsg function in net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.4 updates a certain length value before ensuring that an associated data structure has been initialized, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom, (2) recvmmsg, or (3) recvmsg system call.
(bnc#857643). (CVE-2013-7264)

- The pn_recvmsg function in net/phonet/datagram.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.4 updates a certain length value before ensuring that an associated data structure has been initialized, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom, (2) recvmmsg, or (3) recvmsg system call.
(bnc#857643). (CVE-2013-7265)

- The cifs_iovec_write function in fs/cifs/file.c in the Linux kernel through 3.13.5 does not properly handle uncached write operations that copy fewer than the requested number of bytes, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash), or possibly gain privileges via a writev system call with a crafted pointer. (bnc#864025). (CVE-2014-0069)

Also the following non-security bugs have been fixed :

- kabi: protect symbols modified by bnc#864833 fix.

- mm: mempolicy: fix mbind_range() && vma_adjust() interaction (VM Functionality (bnc#866428)).

- mm: merging memory blocks resets mempolicy (VM Functionality (bnc#866428)).

- mm/page-writeback.c: do not count anon pages as dirtyable memory (High memory utilisation performance (bnc#859225)).

- mm: vmscan: Do not force reclaim file pages until it exceeds anon (High memory utilisation performance (bnc#859225)).

- mm: vmscan: fix endless loop in kswapd balancing (High memory utilisation performance (bnc#859225)).

- mm: vmscan: Update rotated and scanned when force reclaimed (High memory utilisation performance (bnc#859225)).

- mm: exclude memory less nodes from zone_reclaim.

- mm: fix return type for functions nr_free_*_pages kabi fixup. (bnc#864058)

- mm: fix return type for functions nr_free_*_pages.

- mm: swap: Use swapfiles in priority order (Use swap files in priority order (bnc#862957)).

- x86: Save cr2 in NMI in case NMIs take a page fault (follow-up for patches.fixes/x86-Add-workaround-to-NMI-iret-woes.patch) .

- powerpc: Add VDSO version of getcpu (fate#316816, bnc#854445).

- vmscan: change type of vm_total_pages to unsigned long.

- audit: dynamically allocate audit_names when not enough space is in the names array. (bnc#857358)

- audit: make filetype matching consistent with other filters. (bnc#857358)

- arch/x86/mm/srat: Skip NUMA_NO_NODE while parsing SLIT.

- hwmon: (coretemp) Fix truncated name of alarm attributes.

- privcmd: allow preempting long running user-mode originating hypercalls. (bnc#861093)

- nohz: Check for nohz active instead of nohz enabled.

- nohz: Fix another inconsistency between CONFIG_NO_HZ=n and nohz=off. (bnc#846790)

- iommu/vt-d: add quirk for broken interrupt remapping on 55XX chipsets. (bnc#844513)

- balloon: do not crash in HVM-with-PoD guests.

- crypto: s390 - fix des and des3_ede ctr concurrency issue (bnc#862796, LTC#103744).

- crypto: s390 - fix des and des3_ede cbc concurrency issue (bnc#862796, LTC#103743).

- kernel: oops due to linkage stack instructions (bnc#862796, LTC#103860).

- crypto: s390 - fix concurrency issue in aes-ctr mode (bnc#862796, LTC#103742).

- dump: Fix dump memory detection (bnc#862796,LTC#103575).

- net: change type of virtio_chan->p9_max_pages.

- inet: handle rt{,6}_bind_peer() failure correctly.

- inet: Avoid potential NULL peer dereference.

- inet: Hide route peer accesses behind helpers.

- inet: Pass inetpeer root into inet_getpeer*() interfaces. (bnc#864833)

- tcp: syncookies: reduce cookie lifetime to 128 seconds.

- tcp: syncookies: reduce mss table to four values.

- ipv6 routing, NLM_F_* flag support: REPLACE and EXCL flags support, warn about missing CREATE flag.

- ipv6: send router reachability probe if route has an unreachable gateway. (bnc#853162)

- sctp: Implement quick failover draft from tsvwg.

- ipvs: fix AF assignment in ip_vs_conn_new().

- NFSD/sunrpc: avoid deadlock on TCP connection due to memory pressure. (bnc#853455)

- btrfs: bugfix collection

- fs/nfsd: change type of max_delegations, nfsd_drc_max_mem and nfsd_drc_mem_used. (bnc#864058)

- fs/buffer.c: change type of max_buffer_heads to unsigned long. (bnc#864058)

- ncpfs: fix rmdir returns Device or resource busy.

- scsi_dh_alua: fixup RTPG retry delay miscalculation.

- scsi_dh_alua: Simplify state machine. (bnc#854025)

- xhci: Fix resume issues on Renesas chips in Samsung laptops. (bnc#866253)

- bonding: disallow enslaving a bond to itself.

- USB: hub: handle -ETIMEDOUT during enumeration.

- dm-multipath: Do not stall on invalid ioctls.

- scsi_dh_alua: endless STPG retries for a failed LUN.

- net/mlx4_en: Fix pages never dma unmapped on rx.

- dlm: remove get_comm. (bnc#827670)

- dlm: Avoid LVB truncation. (bnc#827670)

- dlm: disable nagle for SCTP. (bnc#827670)

- dlm: retry failed SCTP sends. (bnc#827670)

- dlm: try other IPs when sctp init assoc fails.

- dlm: clear correct bit during sctp init failure handling. (bnc#827670)

- dlm: set sctp assoc id during setup. (bnc#827670)

- dlm: clear correct init bit during sctp setup.

- dlm: fix deadlock between dlm_send and dlm_controld.

- dlm: Fix return value from lockspace_busy().

- Avoid occasional hang with NFS. (bnc#852488)

- mpt2sas: Fix unsafe using smp_processor_id() in preemptible. (bnc#853166)

- lockd: send correct lock when granting a delayed lock.


Apply SAT patch number 9102 / 9104 / 9105 as appropriate.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73554

File Name: suse_11_kernel-140408.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/16/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-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-pae, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kernel-default-base

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4470, CVE-2013-6885, CVE-2013-7263, CVE-2013-7264, CVE-2013-7265, CVE-2014-0069