SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2015:2339-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87651

Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

Following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2015-7509: Mounting ext4 filesystems in no-journal mode could hav lead to a system crash (bsc#956709).

- CVE-2015-7799: The slhc_init function in drivers/net/slip/slhc.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted PPPIOCSMAXCID ioctl call (bnc#949936).

- CVE-2015-8104: The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic or hang) by triggering many #DB (aka Debug) exceptions, related to svm.c (bnc#954404).

- CVE-2015-5307: The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic or hang) by triggering many #AC (aka Alignment Check) exceptions, related to svm.c and vmx.c (bnc#953527).

- CVE-2015-7990: RDS: There was no verification that an underlying transport exists when creating a connection, causing usage of a NULL pointer (bsc#952384).

- CVE-2015-5157: arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S in the Linux kernel on the x86_64 platform mishandled IRET faults in processing NMIs that occurred during userspace execution, which might have allowed local users to gain privileges by triggering an NMI (bnc#938706).

- CVE-2015-7872: The key_gc_unused_keys function in security/keys/gc.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via crafted keyctl commands (bnc#951440).

- CVE-2015-0272: Missing checks allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (IPv6 traffic disruption) via a crafted MTU value in an IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) message, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-8215 (bnc#944296).

- CVE-2015-6937: The __rds_conn_create function in net/rds/connection.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by using a socket that was not properly bound (bnc#945825).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-kernel-source-12278=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-kernel-source-12278=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA :

zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-source-12278=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-kernel-source-12278=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-kernel-source-12278=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=814440

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=879378

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=879381

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=900610

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=904348

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=904965

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=921081

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=926774

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=930145

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=930770

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=930788

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=930835

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=932805

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=935123

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=935757

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=937256

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=937444

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=938706

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=939826

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=939926

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=939955

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=940017

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=940913

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=940946

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=941202

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=942938

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=943786

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944296

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944677

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944831

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944837

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944989

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944993

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=945691

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=945825

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=945827

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=946078

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=946214

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=946309

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=947957

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=948330

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=948347

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=948521

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949100

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949298

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949502

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949706

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949744

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949936

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949981

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=950298

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=950750

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=950998

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=951440

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=952084

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=952384

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=952579

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=952976

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=953527

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=953799

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=953980

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=954404

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=954628

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=954950

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=954984

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=955673

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=956709

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-0272/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5157/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5307/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-6937/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7509/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7799/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7872/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7990/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8104/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8215/

http://www.nessus.org/u?baca640f

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87651

File Name: suse_SU-2015-2339-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/29

Updated: 2018/11/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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-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, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0272, CVE-2015-5157, CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-6937, CVE-2015-7509, CVE-2015-7799, CVE-2015-7872, CVE-2015-7990, CVE-2015-8104, CVE-2015-8215

BID: 76005