openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2011:0399-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 75554

Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The openSUSE 11.3 kernel was updated to 2.6.34.8 to fix various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues have been fixed: CVE-2011-1493: In the rose networking stack, when parsing the FAC_NATIONAL_DIGIS facilities field, it was possible for a remote host to provide more digipeaters than expected, resulting in heap corruption. Check against ROSE_MAX_DIGIS to prevent overflows, and abort facilities parsing on failure.

CVE-2011-1182: Local attackers could send signals to their programs that looked like coming from the kernel, potentially gaining privileges in the context of setuid programs.

CVE-2011-1082: The epoll subsystem in Linux did not prevent users from creating circular epoll file structures, potentially leading to a denial of service (kernel deadlock).

CVE-2011-1478: An issue in the core GRO code where an skb belonging to an unknown VLAN is reused could result in a NULL pointer dereference.

CVE-2011-1163: The code for evaluating OSF partitions (in fs/partitions/osf.c) contained a bug that leaks data from kernel heap memory to userspace for certain corrupted OSF partitions.

CVE-2011-1012: The code for evaluating LDM partitions (in fs/partitions/ldm.c) contained a bug that could crash the kernel for certain corrupted LDM partitions.

CVE-2011-1010: The code for evaluating Mac partitions (in fs/partitions/mac.c) contained a bug that could crash the kernel for certain corrupted Mac partitions.

CVE-2011-1476: Specially crafted requests may be written to /dev/sequencer resulting in an underflow when calculating a size for a copy_from_user() operation in the driver for MIDI interfaces. On x86, this just returns an error, but it could have caused memory corruption on other architectures. Other malformed requests could have resulted in the use of uninitialized variables.

CVE-2011-1477: Due to a failure to validate user-supplied indexes in the driver for Yamaha YM3812 and OPL-3 chips, a specially crafted ioctl request could have been sent to /dev/sequencer, resulting in reading and writing beyond the bounds of heap buffers, and potentially allowing privilege escalation.

CVE-2011-0191: A information leak in the XFS geometry calls could be used by local attackers to gain access to kernel information.

CVE-2011-1090: A page allocator issue in NFS v4 ACL handling that could lead to a denial of service (crash) was fixed.

CVE-2010-3880: net/ipv4/inet_diag.c in the Linux kernel did not properly audit INET_DIAG bytecode, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) via crafted INET_DIAG_REQ_BYTECODE instructions in a netlink message that contains multiple attribute elements, as demonstrated by INET_DIAG_BC_JMP instructions.

CVE-2010-4656: Fixed a buffer size issue in 'usb iowarrior' module, where a malicious device could overflow a kernel buffer.

CVE-2011-0521: The dvb_ca_ioctl function in drivers/media/dvb/ttpci/av7110_ca.c in the Linux kernel did not check the sign of a certain integer field, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a negative value.

CVE-2010-3875: The ax25_getname function in net/ax25/af_ax25.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain structure, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a copy of this structure.

CVE-2010-3876: net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize certain structure members, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_RAW capability to read copies of the applicable structures.

CVE-2010-3877: The get_name function in net/tipc/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain structure, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a copy of this structure.

CVE-2010-3705: The sctp_auth_asoc_get_hmac function in net/sctp/auth.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate the hmac_ids array of an SCTP peer, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and panic) via a crafted value in the last element of this array.

CVE-2011-0711: A stack memory information leak in the xfs FSGEOMETRY_V1 ioctl was fixed.

CVE-2011-0712: Multiple buffer overflows in the caiaq Native Instruments USB audio functionality in the Linux kernel might have allowed attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long USB device name, related to (1) the snd_usb_caiaq_audio_init function in sound/usb/caiaq/audio.c and (2) the snd_usb_caiaq_midi_init function in sound/usb/caiaq/midi.c.

CVE-2010-4525: Linux kernel did not initialize the kvm_vcpu_events->interrupt.pad structure member, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2010-3881: arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize certain structure members, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via read operations on the /dev/kvm device.

CVE-2010-4075: The uart_get_count function in drivers/serial/serial_core.c in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a certain structure member, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a TIOCGICOUNT ioctl call.

CVE-2010-4076: The rs_ioctl function in drivers/char/amiserial.c in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a certain structure member, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a TIOCGICOUNT ioctl call.

CVE-2010-4077: The ntty_ioctl_tiocgicount function in drivers/char/nozomi.c in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a certain structure member, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a TIOCGICOUNT ioctl call.

CVE-2010-4248: Race condition in the __exit_signal function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service via vectors related to multithreaded exec, the use of a thread group leader in kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c, and the selection of a new thread group leader in the de_thread function in fs/exec.c.

CVE-2010-4243: fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel did not enable the OOM Killer to assess use of stack memory by arrays representing the (1) arguments and (2) environment, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted exec system call, aka an 'OOM dodging issue,' a related issue to CVE-2010-3858.

CVE-2010-4251: A system out of memory condition (denial of service) could be triggered with a large socket backlog, exploitable by local users. This has been addressed by backlog limiting.

CVE-2010-4648: Fixed cryptographic weakness potentially leaking information to remote (but physically nearby) users in the orinoco wireless driver.

CVE-2010-4527: The load_mixer_volumes function in sound/oss/soundcard.c in the OSS sound subsystem in the Linux kernel incorrectly expected that a certain name field ends with a '\0' character, which allowed local users to conduct buffer overflow attacks and gain privileges, or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, via a SOUND_MIXER_SETLEVELS ioctl call.

CVE-2010-4668: The blk_rq_map_user_iov function in block/blk-map.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via a zero-length I/O request in a device ioctl to a SCSI device, related to an unaligned map. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2010-4163.

CVE-2010-4650: A kernel buffer overflow in the cuse server module was fixed, which might have allowed local privilege escalation. However only CUSE servers could exploit it and /dev/cuse is normally restricted to root.

CVE-2010-4649: Integer overflow in the ib_uverbs_poll_cq function in drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large value of a certain structure member.

CVE-2010-4250: A memory leak within inotify could be used by local attackers to cause the machine to run out of memory (denial of service).

CVE-2010-4346: The install_special_mapping function in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel did not make an expected security_file_mmap function call, which allowed local users to bypass intended mmap_min_addr restrictions and possibly conduct NULL pointer dereference attacks via a crafted assembly-language application.

CVE-2010-4529: Integer underflow in the irda_getsockopt function in net/irda/af_irda.c in the Linux kernel on platforms other than x86 allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory via an IRLMP_ENUMDEVICES getsockopt call.

CVE-2010-4342: The aun_incoming function in net/econet/af_econet.c in the Linux kernel, when Econet is enabled, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) by sending an Acorn Universal Networking (AUN) packet over UDP.

CVE-2010-3849: The econet_sendmsg function in net/econet/af_econet.c in the Linux kernel, when an econet address is configured, allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a sendmsg call that specifies a NULL value for the remote address field.

CVE-2010-3848: Stack-based buffer overflow in the econet_sendmsg function in net/econet/af_econet.c in the Linux kernel when an econet address is configured, allowed local users to gain privileges by providing a large number of iovec structures.

CVE-2010-3850: The ec_dev_ioctl function in net/econet/af_econet.c in the Linux kernel did not require the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability, which allowed local users to bypass intended access restrictions and configure econet addresses via an SIOCSIFADDR ioctl call.

CVE-2010-4343: drivers/scsi/bfa/bfa_core.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain port data structure, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via read operations on an fc_host statistics file.

CVE-2010-3699: The backend driver in Xen 3.x allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service via a kernel thread leak, which prevents the device and guest OS from being shut down or create a zombie domain, causes a hang in zenwatch, or prevents unspecified xm commands from working properly, related to (1) netback, (2) blkback, or (3) blktap.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554081

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=558740

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=564423

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=575873

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=662931

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=662951

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=662953

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=666836

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=677286

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678472

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678497

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678970

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=679588

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=679812

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681175

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681540

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681826

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681999

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=682965

https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2011-04/msg00074.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75554

File Name: suse_11_3_kernel-110414.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-desktop-devel, 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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-devel, 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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vmi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vmi-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vmi-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:preload-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:preload-kmp-desktop, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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: 2011/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3699, CVE-2010-3705, CVE-2010-3848, CVE-2010-3849, CVE-2010-3850, CVE-2010-3858, CVE-2010-3875, CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-3877, CVE-2010-3880, CVE-2010-3881, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4243, CVE-2010-4248, CVE-2010-4250, CVE-2010-4251, CVE-2010-4342, CVE-2010-4343, CVE-2010-4346, CVE-2010-4525, CVE-2010-4527, CVE-2010-4529, CVE-2010-4648, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2010-4650, CVE-2010-4656, CVE-2010-4668, CVE-2011-0191, CVE-2011-0521, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-0712, CVE-2011-1010, CVE-2011-1012, CVE-2011-1082, CVE-2011-1090, CVE-2011-1163, CVE-2011-1182, CVE-2011-1476, CVE-2011-1477, CVE-2011-1478, CVE-2011-1493