SUSE SLED10 / SLES10 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2012:1391-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83563


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This Linux kernel update fixes various security issues and bugs in the
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 kernel.

The following security issues have been fixed :

CVE-2011-2494: kernel/taskstats.c in the Linux kernel allowed local
users to obtain sensitive I/O statistics by sending taskstats commands
to a netlink socket, as demonstrated by discovering the length of
another users password (a side channel attack).

CVE-2012-2744: net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_conntrack_reasm.c in
the Linux kernel, when the nf_conntrack_ipv6 module is
enabled, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via
certain types of fragmented IPv6 packets.

CVE-2012-3510: Use-after-free vulnerability in the
xacct_add_tsk function in kernel/tsacct.c in the Linux
kernel allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive
information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service
(system crash) via a taskstats TASKSTATS_CMD_ATTR_PID

CVE-2011-4110: The user_update function in
security/keys/user_defined.c in the Linux kernel 2.6 allowed
local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer
dereference and kernel oops) via vectors related to a
user-defined key and updating a negative key into a fully
instantiated key.

CVE-2011-1044: The ib_uverbs_poll_cq function in
drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c in the Linux kernel did
not initialize a certain response buffer, which allowed
local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from
kernel memory via vectors that cause this buffer to be only
partially filled, a different vulnerability than

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.

CVE-2012-2136: The sock_alloc_send_pskb function in
net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel did not properly
validate a certain length value, which allowed local users
to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and
system crash) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging
access to a TUN/TAP device.

CVE-2012-2663: A small denial of service leak in dropping
syn+fin messages was fixed.

The following non-security issues have been fixed :

Packaging :

- kbuild: Fix gcc -x syntax (bnc#773831).


- knfsd: An assortment of little fixes to the sunrpc cache
code (bnc#767766).

- knfsd: Unexport cache_fresh and fix a small race

- knfsd: nfsd: do not drop silently on upcall deferral

- knfsd: svcrpc: remove another silent drop from deferral
code (bnc#767766).

- sunrpc/cache: simplify cache_fresh_locked and
cache_fresh_unlocked (bnc#767766).

- sunrpc/cache: recheck cache validity after
cache_defer_req (bnc#767766).

- sunrpc/cache: use list_del_init for the list_head
entries in cache_deferred_req (bnc#767766).

- sunrpc/cache: avoid variable over-loading in
cache_defer_req (bnc#767766).

- sunrpc/cache: allow thread to block while waiting for
cache update (bnc#767766).

- sunrpc/cache: Fix race in sunrpc/cache introduced by
patch to allow thread to block while waiting for cache
update (bnc#767766).

- sunrpc/cache: Another fix for race problem with sunrpc
cache deferal (bnc#767766).

- knfsd: nfsd: make all exp_finding functions return

-errnos on err (bnc#767766).

- Fix kabi breakage in previous nfsd patch series

- nfsd: Work around incorrect return type for
wait_for_completion_interruptible_timeout (bnc#767766).

- nfs: Fix a potential file corruption issue when writing

- nfs: Allow sync writes to be multiple pages

- nfs: fix reference counting for NFSv4 callback thread

- nfs: flush signals before taking down callback thread

- nfsv4: Ensure nfs_callback_down() calls svc_destroy()


- SCSI/ch: Check NULL for kmalloc() return (bnc#783058).
drivers/scsi/aic94xx/aic94xx_init.c: correct the size
argument to kmalloc (bnc#783058).

block: fail SCSI passthrough ioctls on partition devices

dm: do not forward ioctls from logical volumes to the
underlying device (bnc#738400).

vmware: Fix VMware hypervisor detection (bnc#777575,

S/390 :

- lgr: Make lgr_page static (bnc#772409,LTC#83520).

- zfcp: Fix oops in _blk_add_trace()
(bnc#772409,LTC#83510). kernel: Add z/VM LGR detection

be2net: Fix EEH error reset before a flash dump
completes (bnc#755546).

- mptfusion: fix msgContext in mptctl_hp_hostinfo

- PCI: Fix bus resource assignment on 32 bits with 64b
resources. (bnc#762581)

- PCI: fix up setup-bus.c #ifdef. (bnc#762581) x86:
powernow-k8: Fix indexing issue (bnc#758985).

net: Fix race condition about network device name
allocation (bnc#747576).


- smpboot: adjust ordering of operations.

- xen/x86-64: provide a memset() that can deal with 4Gb or
above at a time (bnc#738528).

- xen: fix VM_FOREIGN users after c/s 878:eba6fe6d8d53

- xen/gntdev: fix multi-page slot allocation (bnc#760974).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected kernel packages

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83563

File Name: suse_SU-2012-1391-1.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2018/07/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-kdumppae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-vmi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-vmipae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xenpae, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2011-1044, CVE-2011-2494, CVE-2011-4110, CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2663, CVE-2012-2744, CVE-2012-3400, CVE-2012-3510

BID: 46073, 46488, 50314, 50755, 53721, 53733, 54279, 54367, 55144