SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2014:0140-1)

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The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 kernel was updated to 3.0.101 and also includes various other bug and security fixes.

A new feature was added :

- supported.conf: marked net/netfilter/xt_set as supported (bnc#851066)(fate#313309)

The following security bugs have been fixed :

CVE-2013-4587: Array index error in the kvm_vm_ioctl_create_vcpu function in virt/kvm/kvm_main.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.12.5 allows local users to gain privileges via a large id value. (bnc#853050)

CVE-2013-6368: The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.12.5 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a VAPIC synchronization operation involving a page-end address. (bnc#853052)

CVE-2013-6367: The apic_get_tmcct function in arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.12.5 allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and host OS crash) via crafted modifications of the TMICT value. (bnc#853051)

CVE-2013-4592: Memory leak in the __kvm_set_memory_region function in virt/kvm/kvm_main.c in the Linux kernel before 3.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by leveraging certain device access to trigger movement of memory slots. (bnc#851101)

CVE-2013-6378: The lbs_debugfs_write function in drivers/net/wireless/libertas/debugfs.c in the Linux kernel through 3.12.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by leveraging root privileges for a zero-length write operation. (bnc#852559)

CVE-2013-4514: Multiple buffer overflows in drivers/staging/wlags49_h2/wl_priv.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12 allow local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability and providing a long station-name string, related to the (1) wvlan_uil_put_info and (2) wvlan_set_station_nickname functions. (bnc#849029)

CVE-2013-4515: The bcm_char_ioctl function in drivers/staging/bcm/Bcmchar.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via an IOCTL_BCM_GET_DEVICE_DRIVER_INFO ioctl call. (bnc#849034)

CVE-2013-7027: The ieee80211_radiotap_iterator_init function in net/wireless/radiotap.c in the Linux kernel before 3.11.7 does not check whether a frame contains any data outside of the header, which might allow attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) via a crafted header.

CVE-2013-4483: The ipc_rcu_putref function in ipc/util.c in the Linux kernel before 3.10 does not properly manage a reference count, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or system crash) via a crafted application. (bnc#848321)

CVE-2013-4511: Multiple integer overflows in Alchemy LCD frame-buffer drivers in the Linux kernel before 3.12 allow local users to create a read-write memory mapping for the entirety of kernel memory, and consequently gain privileges, via crafted mmap operations, related to the (1) au1100fb_fb_mmap function in drivers/video/au1100fb.c and the (2) au1200fb_fb_mmap function in drivers/video/au1200fb.c. (bnc#849021)

CVE-2013-6380: The aac_send_raw_srb function in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c in the Linux kernel through 3.12.1 does not properly validate a certain size value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an FSACTL_SEND_RAW_SRB ioctl call that triggers a crafted SRB command. (bnc#852373)

CVE-2013-6463: Linux kernel built with the networking support(CONFIG_NET) is vulnerable to an information leakage flaw in the socket layer. It could occur while doing recvmsg(2), recvfrom(2) socket calls. It occurs due to improperly initialised msg_name & msg_namelen message header parameters. (bnc#854722)

CVE-2013-6383: The aac_compat_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/aacraid/linit.c in the Linux kernel before 3.11.8 does not require the CAP_SYS_RAWIO capability, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a crafted ioctl call. (bnc#852558)

CVE-2013-4345: Off-by-one error in the get_prng_bytes function in crypto/ansi_cprng.c in the Linux kernel through 3.11.4 makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via multiple requests for small amounts of data, leading to improper management of the state of the consumed data. (bnc#840226)

Also the following non-security bugs have been fixed :

- kabi: protect bind_conflict callback in struct inet_connection_sock_af_ops (bnc#823618).

- printk: forcibly flush nmi ringbuffer if oops is in progress (bnc#849675).

- blktrace: Send BLK_TN_PROCESS events to all running traces (bnc#838623).

- x86/dumpstack: Fix printk_address for direct addresses (bnc#845621).

- futex: fix handling of read-only-mapped hugepages (VM Functionality).

- random: fix accounting race condition with lockless irq entropy_count update (bnc#789359).

- Provide realtime priority kthread and workqueue boot options (bnc#836718).

- sched: Fix several races in CFS_BANDWIDTH (bnc#848336).

- sched: Fix cfs_bandwidth misuse of hrtimer_expires_remaining (bnc#848336).

- sched: Fix hrtimer_cancel()/rq->lock deadlock (bnc#848336).

- sched: Fix race on toggling cfs_bandwidth_used (bnc#848336).

- sched: Fix buglet in return_cfs_rq_runtime().

- sched: Guarantee new group-entities always have weight (bnc#848336).

- sched: Use jump labels to reduce overhead when bandwidth control is inactive (bnc#848336). watchdog: Get rid of MODULE_ALIAS_MISCDEV statements (bnc#827767).

tcp: bind() fix autoselection to share ports (bnc#823618).

- tcp: bind() use stronger condition for bind_conflict (bnc#823618).

- tcp: ipv6: bind() use stronger condition for bind_conflict (bnc#823618).

- macvlan: disable LRO on lower device instead of macvlan (bnc#846984).

- macvlan: introduce IFF_MACVLAN flag and helper function (bnc#846984).

- macvlan: introduce macvlan_dev_real_dev() helper function (bnc#846984).

- xen: netback: bump tx queue length (bnc#849404).

- xen: xen_spin_kick fixed crash/lock release (bnc#807434)(bnc#848652).

- xen: fixed USB passthrough issue (bnc#852624).

- netxen: fix off by one bug in netxen_release_tx_buffer() (bnc#845729).

- xfrm: invalidate dst on policy insertion/deletion (bnc#842239). xfrm: prevent ipcomp scratch buffer race condition (bnc#842239).

crypto: Fix aes-xts parameter corruption (bnc#854546, LTC#100718).

crypto: gf128mul - fix call to memset() (obvious fix).

autofs4: autofs4_wait() vs. autofs4_catatonic_mode() race (bnc#851314).

- autofs4: catatonic_mode vs. notify_daemon race (bnc#851314).

- autofs4: close the races around autofs4_notify_daemon() (bnc#851314).

- autofs4: deal with autofs4_write/autofs4_write races (bnc#851314).

- autofs4 - dont clear DCACHE_NEED_AUTOMOUNT on rootless mount (bnc#851314).

- autofs4 - fix deal with autofs4_write races (bnc#851314). autofs4 - use simple_empty() for empty directory check (bnc#851314).

blkdev_max_block: make private to fs/buffer.c (bnc#820338).

Avoid softlockup in shrink_dcache_for_umount_subtree (bnc#834473).

dlm: set zero linger time on sctp socket (bnc#787843).

- SUNRPC: Fix a data corruption issue when retransmitting RPC calls (bnc#855037)

- nfs: Change NFSv4 to not recover locks after they are lost (bnc#828236). nfs: Adapt readdirplus to application usage patterns (bnc#834708).

xfs: Account log unmount transaction correctly (bnc#849950).

- xfs: improve ioend error handling (bnc#846036).

- xfs: reduce ioend latency (bnc#846036).

- xfs: use per-filesystem I/O completion workqueues (bnc#846036). xfs: Hide additional entries in struct xfs_mount (bnc#846036 bnc#848544).

vfs: avoid 'attempt to access beyond end of device' warnings (bnc#820338).

vfs: fix O_DIRECT read past end of block device (bnc#820338).

cifs: Improve performance of browsing directories with several files (bnc#810323).

cifs: Ensure cifs directories do not show up as files (bnc#826602).

sd: avoid deadlocks when running under multipath (bnc#818545).

- sd: fix crash when UA received on DIF enabled device (bnc#841445). sg: fix blk_get_queue usage (bnc#834808).

block: factor out vector mergeable decision to a helper function (bnc#769644).

block: modify __bio_add_page check to accept pages that do not start a new segment (bnc#769644).

dm-multipath: abort all requests when failing a path (bnc#798050).

- scsi: Add 'eh_deadline' to limit SCSI EH runtime (bnc#798050).

- scsi: Allow error handling timeout to be specified (bnc#798050).

- scsi: Fixup compilation warning (bnc#798050).

- scsi: Retry failfast commands after EH (bnc#798050).

- scsi: Warn on invalid command completion (bnc#798050).

- scsi: kABI fixes (bnc#798050).

- scsi: remove check for 'resetting' (bnc#798050).

- advansys: Remove 'last_reset' references (bnc#798050).

- cleanup setting task state in scsi_error_handler() (bnc#798050).

- dc395: Move 'last_reset' into internal host structure (bnc#798050).

- dpt_i2o: Remove DPTI_STATE_IOCTL (bnc#798050).

- dpt_i2o: return SCSI_MLQUEUE_HOST_BUSY when in reset (bnc#798050). tmscsim: Move 'last_reset' into host structure (bnc#798050).

scsi_dh: invoke callback if ->activate is not present (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh: return individual errors in scsi_dh_activate() (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Decode EMC Clariion extended inquiry (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Decode HP EVA array identifier (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Evaluate state for all port groups (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Fix missing close brace in alua_check_sense (bnc#843642).

- scsi_dh_alua: Make stpg synchronous (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Pass buffer as function argument (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Re-evaluate port group states after STPG (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Recheck state on transitioning (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Rework rtpg workqueue (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Use separate alua_port_group structure (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Allow get_alua_data() to return NULL (bnc#839407).

- scsi_dh_alua: asynchronous RTPG (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: correctly terminate target port strings (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: defer I/O while workqueue item is pending (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: Do not attach to RAID or enclosure devices (bnc#819979).

- scsi_dh_alua: Do not attach to well-known LUNs (bnc#821980).

- scsi_dh_alua: fine-grained locking in alua_rtpg_work() (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: invalid state information for 'optimized' paths (bnc#843445).

- scsi_dh_alua: move RTPG to workqueue (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: move 'expiry' into PG structure (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: move some sense code handling into generic code (bnc#813245).

- scsi_dh_alua: multipath failover fails with error 15 (bnc#825696).

- scsi_dh_alua: parse target device id (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: protect accesses to struct alua_port_group (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: put sense buffer on stack (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: reattaching device handler fails with 'Error 15' (bnc#843429).

- scsi_dh_alua: remove locking when checking state (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: remove stale variable (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: retry RTPG on UNIT ATTENTION (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: retry command on 'mode parameter changed' sense code (bnc#843645).

- scsi_dh_alua: simplify alua_check_sense() (bnc#843642).

- scsi_dh_alua: simplify state update (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: use delayed_work (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: use flag for RTPG extended header (bnc#708296).

- scsi_dh_alua: use local buffer for VPD inquiry (bnc#708296). scsi_dh_alua: use spin_lock_irqsave for port group (bnc#708296).

lpfc: Do not free original IOCB whenever ABTS fails (bnc#806988).

- lpfc: Fix kernel warning on spinlock usage (bnc#806988).
lpfc: Fixed system panic due to midlayer abort (bnc#806988).

qla2xxx: Add module parameter to override the default request queue size (bnc#826756).

qla2xxx: Module parameter 'ql2xasynclogin' (bnc#825896).

bna: do not register ndo_set_rx_mode callback (bnc#847261).

- hv: handle more than just WS2008 in KVP negotiation (bnc#850640). drm: do not add inferred modes for monitors that do not support them (bnc#849809).

pci/quirks: Modify reset method for Chelsio T4 (bnc#831168).

- pci: fix truncation of resource size to 32 bits (bnc#843419).

- pci: pciehp: Retrieve link speed after link is trained (bnc#820102).

- pci: Separate pci_bus_read_dev_vendor_id from pci_scan_device (bnc#820102).

- pci: pciehp: replace unconditional sleep with config space access check (bnc#820102).

- pci: pciehp: make check_link_active more helpful (bnc#820102).

- pci: pciehp: Add pcie_wait_link_not_active() (bnc#820102).

- pci: pciehp: Add Disable/enable link functions (bnc#820102). pci: pciehp: Disable/enable link during slot power off/on (bnc#820102).

mlx4: allocate just enough pages instead of always 4 pages (bnc#835186 bnc#835074).

- mlx4: allow order-0 memory allocations in RX path (bnc#835186 bnc#835074).

- net/mlx4: use one page fragment per incoming frame (bnc#835186 bnc#835074). qeth: request length checking in snmp ioctl (bnc#849848, LTC#99511).

cio: add message for timeouts on internal I/O (bnc#837739,LTC#97047).

- s390/cio: dont abort verification after missing irq (bnc#837739,LTC#97047).

- s390/cio: skip broken paths (bnc#837739,LTC#97047).

- s390/cio: export vpm via sysfs (bnc#837739,LTC#97047).

- s390/cio: handle unknown pgroup state (bnc#837739,LTC#97047).

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-8779 slessp2-kernel-8791

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-8779 slessp2-kernel-8780 slessp2-kernel-8781 slessp2-kernel-8791 slessp2-kernel-8792

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sleshasp2-kernel-8779 sleshasp2-kernel-8780 sleshasp2-kernel-8781 sleshasp2-kernel-8791 sleshasp2-kernel-8792

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp2-kernel-8779 sledsp2-kernel-8791

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83608

File Name: suse_SU-2014-0140-1.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-trace, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/27/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4345, CVE-2013-4483, CVE-2013-4511, CVE-2013-4514, CVE-2013-4515, CVE-2013-4587, CVE-2013-4592, CVE-2013-6367, CVE-2013-6368, CVE-2013-6378, CVE-2013-6380, CVE-2013-6383, CVE-2013-6463, CVE-2013-7027

BID: 62740, 63445, 63509, 63512, 63518, 63790, 63886, 63887, 63888, 64013, 64270, 64291, 64328, 64669