openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2013:0396-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 74914

Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The Linux kernel was updated to fix various bugs and security issues :

CVE-2013-0871: Race condition in the ptrace functionality in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges via a PTRACE_SETREGS ptrace system call in a crafted application, as demonstrated by ptrace_death.

CVE-2013-0160: Avoid a side channel attack on /dev/ptmx (keyboard input timing).

CVE-2012-5374: Fixed a local denial of service in the BTRFS hashing code.

CVE-2013-0309: arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h in the Linux kernel, when transparent huge pages are used, does not properly support PROT_NONE memory regions, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application.

CVE-2013-0268: The msr_open function in arch/x86/kernel/msr.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to bypass intended capability restrictions by executing a crafted application as root, as demonstrated by msr32.c.

CVE-2012-0957: The override_release function in kernel/sys.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a uname system call in conjunction with a UNAME26 personality.

CVE-2013-0216: The Xen netback functionality in the Linux kernel allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (loop) by triggering ring pointer corruption.

CVE-2013-0231: The pciback_enable_msi function in the PCI backend driver (drivers/xen/pciback/conf_space_capability_msi.c) in Xen for the Linux kernel allowed guest OS users with PCI device access to cause a denial of service via a large number of kernel log messages.
NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information.

CVE-2012-4530: The load_script function in fs/binfmt_script.c in the Linux kernel did not properly handle recursion, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application.

CVE-2012-4508: Race condition in fs/ext4/extents.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from a deleted file by reading an extent that was not properly marked as uninitialized.

CVE-2012-3412: 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-2012-2745: The copy_creds function in kernel/cred.c in the Linux kernel provided an invalid replacement session keyring to a child process, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via a crafted application that uses the fork system call.

CVE-2012-3375: The epoll_ctl system call in fs/eventpoll.c in the Linux kernel did not properly handle ELOOP errors in EPOLL_CTL_ADD operations, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (file-descriptor consumption and system crash) via a crafted application that attempts to create a circular epoll dependency.

CVE-2012-3400: Heap-based buffer overflow in the udf_load_logicalvol function in fs/udf/super.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted UDF filesystem.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=714906

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=720226

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=733148

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=755546

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=762693

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=765524

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=768506

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=769784

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=769896

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=770695

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=773406

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=773831

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=774285

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=774523

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=774859

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=776144

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=778630

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=779432

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=781134

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=783515

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=784192

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=786013

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=787168

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=792500

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=793671

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=797175

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799209

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800280

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=801178

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=801782

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802153

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802642

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804154

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804652

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804738

https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-03/msg00013.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74914

File Name: openSUSE-2013-176.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Updated: 2018/11/10

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-debug-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-extra-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-trace-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-devel-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/28

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0957, CVE-2012-2745, CVE-2012-3375, CVE-2012-3400, CVE-2012-3412, CVE-2012-4508, CVE-2012-4530, CVE-2012-5374, CVE-2013-0160, CVE-2013-0216, CVE-2013-0231, CVE-2013-0268, CVE-2013-0309, CVE-2013-0871