openSUSE Security Update : Linux Kernel (openSUSE-SU-2014:1678-1)

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The openSUSE 13.2 kernel was updated to version 3.16.7.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2014-9322: A local privilege escalation in the x86_64 32bit compatibility signal handling was fixed, which could be used by local attackers to crash the machine or execute code. (bnc#910251)

- CVE-2014-9090: The do_double_fault function in arch/x86/kernel/traps.c in the Linux kernel did not properly handle faults associated with the Stack Segment (SS) segment register, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via a modify_ldt system call, as demonstrated by sigreturn_32 in the linux-clock-tests test suite. (bnc#907818)

- CVE-2014-8133: Insufficient validation of TLS register usage could leak information from the kernel stack to userspace. (bnc#909077)

- CVE-2014-3673: The SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.17.2 allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a malformed ASCONF chunk, related to net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c and net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c (bnc#902346, bnc#902349).

- CVE-2014-3687: The sctp_assoc_lookup_asconf_ack function in net/sctp/associola.c in the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.17.2 allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via duplicate ASCONF chunks that triggered an incorrect uncork within the side-effect interpreter (bnc#902349).

- CVE-2014-3688: The SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.17.4 allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering a large number of chunks in an association's output queue, as demonstrated by ASCONF probes, related to net/sctp/inqueue.c and net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c (bnc#902351).

- CVE-2014-7826: kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17.2 did not properly handle private syscall numbers during use of the ftrace subsystem, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference) via a crafted application (bnc#904013).

- CVE-2014-7841: The sctp_process_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.17.4, when ASCONF is used, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a malformed INIT chunk (bnc#905100).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- ahci: Check and set 64-bit DMA mask for platform AHCI driver (bnc#902632).

- ahci/xgene: Remove logic to set 64-bit DMA mask (bnc#902632).

- ahci_xgene: Skip the PHY and clock initialization if already configured by the firmware (bnc#902632).

- ALSA: hda - Add mute LED control for Lenovo Ideapad Z560 (bnc#665315).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Add alc_update_coef*_idx() helper (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Change EAPD to verb control (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Optimize alc888_coef_init() (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Restore default value for ALC668 (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Update Initial AMP for EAPD control (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Update restore default value for ALC282 (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Update restore default value for ALC283 (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Use alc_write_coef_idx() in alc269_quanta_automake() (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: hda/realtek - Use tables for batch COEF writes/updtes (bnc#905068).

- ALSA: usb-audio: Do not resubmit pending URBs at MIDI error recovery.

- arm64: Add architectural support for PCI (bnc#902632).

- arm64: adjust el0_sync so that a function can be called (bnc#902632).

- arm64: Do not call enable PCI resources when specify PCI_PROBE_ONLY (bnc#902632).

- arm64: dts: Add X-Gene reboot driver dts node (bnc#902632).

- arm64/efi: efistub: cover entire static mem footprint in PE/COFF .text (bnc#902632).

- arm64/efi: efistub: do not abort if base of DRAM is occupied (bnc#902632).

- arm64: fix bug for reloading FPSIMD state after cpu power off (bnc#902632).

- arm64: fix VTTBR_BADDR_MASK (bnc#902632).

- arm64: fpsimd: fix a typo in fpsimd_save_partial_state ENDPROC (bnc#902632).

- arm64/mustang: Disable sgenet and xgenet (bnc#902632).

- arm64: Select reboot driver for X-Gene platform (bnc#902632).

- arm: Add APM Mustang network driver (bnc#902632).

- arm/arm64: KVM: Fix and refactor unmap_range (bnc#902632).

- arm: Define PCI_IOBASE as the base of virtual PCI IO space (bnc#902632).

- asm-generic/io.h: Fix ioport_map() for !CONFIG_GENERIC_IOMAP (bnc#902632).

- ax88179_178a: fix bonding failure (bsc#908253).

- btrfs: Fix and enhance merge_extent_mapping() to insert best fitted extent map.

- btrfs: fix crash of btrfs_release_extent_buffer_page.

- btrfs: fix invalid leaf slot access in btrfs_lookup_extent().

- btrfs: fix kfree on list_head in btrfs_lookup_csums_range error cleanup.

- btrfs: fix lockups from btrfs_clear_path_blocking.

- btrfs: fix race that makes btrfs_lookup_extent_info miss skinny extent items.

- btrfs: Fix the wrong condition judgment about subset extent map.

- btrfs: fix wrong accounting of raid1 data profile in statfs.

- btrfs: send, do not delay dir move if there is a new parent inode.

- config: armv7hl: Disable CONFIG_USB_MUSB_TUSB6010 (bnc#906914).

- cpufreq: arm_big_little: fix module license spec (bnc#902632).

- Delete patches.rpmify/chipidea-clean-up-dependencies (bnc#903986).

- Disable Exynos cpufreq modules.

- drivers/net/fddi/skfp/h/skfbi.h: Remove useless PCI_BASE_2ND macros (bnc#902632).

- drm/i915: Keep vblank interrupts enabled while enabling/disabling planes (bnc#904097).

- drm: Implement O_NONBLOCK support on /dev/dri/cardN (bnc#904097).

- drm/nv50/disp: fix dpms regression on certain boards (bnc#902728).

- drm/radeon: add locking around atombios scratch space usage (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: add missing crtc unlock when setting up the MC (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon/dpm: disable ulv support on SI (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: fix endian swapping in vbios fetch for tdp table (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: fix speaker allocation setup (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: initialize sadb to NULL in the audio code (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: make sure mode init is complete in bandwidth_update (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: report disconnected for LVDS/eDP with PX if ddc fails (bnc#904417).

- drm/radeon: set correct CE ram size for CIK (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: Use drm_malloc_ab instead of kmalloc_array (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: use gart for DMA IB tests (bnc#904932).

- drm/radeon: use gart memory for DMA ring tests (bnc#904932).

- drm/tilcdc: Fix the error path in tilcdc_load() (bko#86071).

- hp_accel: Add support for HP ZBook 15 (bnc#905329).

- ideapad-laptop: Change Lenovo Yoga 2 series rfkill handling (bnc#904289).

- Input: i8042 - also set the firmware id for MUXed ports (bnc#897112).

- Input: psmouse - add psmouse_matches_pnp_id helper function (bnc#897112).

- Input: psmouse - add support for detecting FocalTech PS/2 touchpads (bnc#897112).

- Input: synaptics - add min/max quirk for Lenovo T440s (bnc#903748).

- irqchip: gic: preserve gic V2 bypass bits in cpu ctrl register (bnc#902632).

- iwlwifi: dvm: drop non VO frames when flushing (bnc#900786).

- KEYS: Allow special keys (eg. DNS results) to be invalidated by CAP_SYS_ADMIN (bnc#904717).

- KEYS: Fix stale key registration at error path (bnc#908163).

- KEYS: Fix the size of the key description passed to/from userspace (bnc#904717).

- KEYS: Increase root_maxkeys and root_maxbytes sizes (bnc#904717).

- KEYS: request_key() should reget expired keys rather than give EKEYEXPIRED (bnc#904717).

- KEYS: Simplify KEYRING_SEARCH_(NO,DO)_STATE_CHECK flags (bnc#904717).

- KVM: ARM: Add arm,gic-400 compatible support (bnc#902632).

- KVM: ARM: Hack to enable VGIC mapping on 64k PAGE_SIZE kernels (bnc#902633).

- Limit xgbe a0 driver to arm64

- net/xgbe: Add A0 silicon support (bnc#902632).

- of/pci: Add pci_get_new_domain_nr() and of_get_pci_domain_nr() (bnc#902632).

- of/pci: Add pci_register_io_range() and pci_pio_to_address() (bnc#902632).

- of/pci: Add support for parsing PCI host bridge resources from DT (bnc#902632).

- of/pci: Fix the conversion of IO ranges into IO resources (bnc#902632).

- of/pci: Move of_pci_range_to_resource() to of/address.c (bnc#902632).

- parport: parport_pc, do not remove parent devices early (bnc#856659).

- PCI: Add generic domain handling (bnc#902632).

- PCI: Add pci_remap_iospace() to map bus I/O resources (bnc#902632).

- PCI: xgene: Add APM X-Gene PCIe driver (bnc#902632).

- power: reset: Add generic SYSCON register mapped reset (bnc#902632).

- power: reset: Remove X-Gene reboot driver (bnc#902632).

- quirk for Lenovo Yoga 3: no rfkill switch (bnc#904289).

- reiserfs: destroy allocated commit workqueue.

- rtc: ia64: allow other architectures to use EFI RTC (bnc#902632).

- scripts/ Do not specify kind-spec for emacs ctags/etags.

- scripts/ fix DEFINE_HASHTABLE in emacs case.

- Fixup regex definition for etags.

- ttusb-dec: buffer overflow in ioctl (bnc#905739).

- usb: Add support for Synopsis H20AHB EHCI host controller (bnc#902632).

- usb: fix hcd h20ahb driver depends (bnc#902632).

- usb: uvc: add a quirk for Dell XPS M1330 webcam (bnc#904539).

- usb: uvc: Fix destruction order in uvc_delete() (bnc#897736).


Update the affected Linux Kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80153

File Name: openSUSE-2014-794.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


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: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-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-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-macros, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-obs-build, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-obs-build-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-obs-qa, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-obs-qa-xen, 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-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-source-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla, 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-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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/18/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3673, CVE-2014-3687, CVE-2014-3688, CVE-2014-7826, CVE-2014-7841, CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-9090, CVE-2014-9322