SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2014:1105-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83633

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS received a roll up update to fix several security and non-security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- CVE-2014-0055: The get_rx_bufs function in drivers/vhost/net.c in the vhost-net subsystem in the Linux kernel package before 2.6.32-431.11.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 does not properly handle vhost_get_vq_desc errors, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) via unspecified vectors. (bnc#870173)

- CVE-2014-0077: drivers/vhost/net.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.10, when mergeable buffers are disabled, does not properly validate packet lengths, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and host OS crash) or possibly gain privileges on the host OS via crafted packets, related to the handle_rx and get_rx_bufs functions. (bnc#870576)

- CVE-2014-1739: The media_device_enum_entities function in drivers/media/media-device.c in the Linux kernel before 3.14.6 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging /dev/media0 read access for a MEDIA_IOC_ENUM_ENTITIES ioctl call.
(bnc#882804)

- CVE-2014-2706: Race condition in the mac80211 subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.13.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via network traffic that improperly interacts with the WLAN_STA_PS_STA state (aka power-save mode), related to sta_info.c and tx.c. (bnc#871797)

- CVE-2014-2851: Integer overflow in the ping_init_sock function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application that leverages an improperly managed reference counter. (bnc#873374)

- CVE-2014-3144: The (1) BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR and (2) BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR_NEST extension implementations in the sk_run_filter function in net/core/filter.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 do not check whether a certain length value is sufficiently large, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer underflow and system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. NOTE:
the affected code was moved to the __skb_get_nlattr and
__skb_get_nlattr_nest functions before the vulnerability was announced. (bnc#877257)

- CVE-2014-3145: The BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR_NEST extension implementation in the sk_run_filter function in net/core/filter.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 uses the reverse order in a certain subtraction, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (over-read and system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. NOTE: the affected code was moved to the
__skb_get_nlattr_nest function before the vulnerability was announced. (bnc#877257)

- CVE-2014-3917: kernel/auditsc.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.5, when CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled with certain syscall rules, allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a large value of a syscall number. (bnc#880484)

- CVE-2014-4508: arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S in the Linux kernel through 3.15.1 on 32-bit x86 platforms, when syscall auditing is enabled and the sep CPU feature flag is set, allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS and system crash) via an invalid syscall number, as demonstrated by number 1000. (bnc#883724)

- CVE-2014-4652: Race condition in the tlv handler functionality in the snd_ctl_elem_user_tlv function in sound/core/control.c in the ALSA control implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging /dev/snd/controlCX access. (bnc#883795)

- CVE-2014-4653: sound/core/control.c in the ALSA control implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 does not ensure possession of a read/write lock, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging /dev/snd/controlCX access.
(bnc#883795)

- CVE-2014-4654: The snd_ctl_elem_add function in sound/core/control.c in the ALSA control implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 does not check authorization for SNDRV_CTL_IOCTL_ELEM_REPLACE commands, which allows local users to remove kernel controls and cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by leveraging /dev/snd/controlCX access for an ioctl call. (bnc#883795)

- CVE-2014-4655: The snd_ctl_elem_add function in sound/core/control.c in the ALSA control implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 does not properly maintain the user_ctl_count value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and limit bypass) by leveraging /dev/snd/controlCX access for a large number of SNDRV_CTL_IOCTL_ELEM_REPLACE ioctl calls. (bnc#883795)

- CVE-2014-4656: Multiple integer overflows in sound/core/control.c in the ALSA control implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 allow local users to cause a denial of service by leveraging /dev/snd/controlCX access, related to (1) index values in the snd_ctl_add function and (2) numid values in the snd_ctl_remove_numid_conflict function. (bnc#883795)

- CVE-2014-4667: The sctp_association_free function in net/sctp/associola.c in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 does not properly manage a certain backlog value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (socket outage) via a crafted SCTP packet. (bnc#885422)

- CVE-2014-4699: The Linux kernel before 3.15.4 on Intel processors does not properly restrict use of a non-canonical value for the saved RIP address in the case of a system call that does not use IRET, which allows local users to leverage a race condition and gain privileges, or cause a denial of service (double fault), via a crafted application that makes ptrace and fork system calls. (bnc#885725)

- CVE-2014-5077: The sctp_assoc_update function in net/sctp/associola.c in the Linux kernel through 3.15.8, when SCTP authentication is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) by starting to establish an association between two endpoints immediately after an exchange of INIT and INIT ACK chunks to establish an earlier association between these endpoints in the opposite direction. (bnc#889173)

- CVE-2013-4299: Interpretation conflict in drivers/md/dm-snap-persistent.c in the Linux kernel through 3.11.6 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information or modify data via a crafted mapping to a snapshot block device. (bnc#846404)

The following bugs have been fixed :

- pagecachelimit: reduce lru_lock contention for heavy parallel reclaim (bnc#878509, bnc#864464).

- pagecachelimit: reduce lru_lock contention for heavy parallel reclaim kabi fixup (bnc#878509, bnc#864464).

- ACPI / PAD: call schedule() when need_resched() is true (bnc#866911).

- kabi: Fix breakage due to addition of user_ctl_lock (bnc#883795).

- cpuset: Fix memory allocator deadlock (bnc#876590).

- tcp: allow to disable cwnd moderation in TCP_CA_Loss state (bnc#879921).

- tcp: adapt selected parts of RFC 5682 and PRR logic (bnc#879921).

- vlan: more careful checksum features handling (bnc#872634).

- bonding: fix vlan_features computing (bnc#872634).

- NFSv4: Minor cleanups for nfs4_handle_exception and nfs4_async_handle_error (bnc#889324).

- NFS: Do not lose sockets when nfsd shutdown races with connection timeout (bnc#871854).

- reiserfs: call truncate_setsize under tailpack mutex (bnc#878115).

- reiserfs: drop vmtruncate (bnc#878115).

- megaraid_sas: mask off flags in ioctl path (bnc#886474).

- block: fix race between request completion and timeout handling (bnc#881051).

- drivers/rtc/interface.c: fix infinite loop in initializing the alarm (bnc#871676).

- xfrm: check peer pointer for null before calling inet_putpeer() (bnc#877775).

- supported.conf: Add firewire/nosy as supported. This driver is the replacement for the ieee1394/pcilynx driver, which was supported.

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.

Solution

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 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-9630 slessp2-kernel-9631 slessp2-kernel-9632

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=846404

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=864464

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=866911

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870173

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870576

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=871676

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=871797

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=871854

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=872634

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=873374

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=876590

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=877257

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=877775

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=878115

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=878509

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=879921

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=880484

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=881051

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=882804

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=883724

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=883795

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=885422

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=885725

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=886474

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=889173

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=889324

http://www.nessus.org/u?066d07d5

http://www.nessus.org/u?450f83cf

http://www.nessus.org/u?f1c84536

http://www.nessus.org/u?e13ba0a5

http://www.nessus.org/u?afade347

http://www.nessus.org/u?c061881e

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4299/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-0055/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-0077/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-1739/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-2706/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-2851/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3144/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3145/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3917/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4508/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4652/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4653/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4654/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4655/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4656/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4667/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4699/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-5077/

http://www.nessus.org/u?b3e6f666

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83633

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1105-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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-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-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-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: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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/10/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4299, CVE-2014-0055, CVE-2014-0077, CVE-2014-1739, CVE-2014-2706, CVE-2014-2851, CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145, CVE-2014-3917, CVE-2014-4508, CVE-2014-4652, CVE-2014-4653, CVE-2014-4654, CVE-2014-4655, CVE-2014-4656, CVE-2014-4667, CVE-2014-4699, CVE-2014-5077

BID: 63183, 66441, 66591, 66678, 66779, 67309, 67321, 67699, 68048, 68126, 68162, 68163, 68164, 68170, 68224, 68411, 68881