openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1438)

high Nessus Plugin ID 95744
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The openSUSE 14.2 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2016-9576: A use-after-free vulnerability in the SCSI generic driver allows users with write access to /dev/sg* or /dev/bsg* to elevate their privileges (bsc#1013604).

The following non-security bugs were fixed :

- 8250_pci: Fix potential use-after-free in error path (bsc#1013001).

- block_dev: do not test bdev->bd_contains when it is not stable (bsc#1008557).

- drm/i915/vlv: Disable HPD in valleyview_crt_detect_hotplug() (bsc#1014120).

- drm/i915/vlv: Make intel_crt_reset() per-encoder (bsc#1014120).

- drm/i915/vlv: Reset the ADPA in vlv_display_power_well_init() (bsc#1014120).

- drm/i915: Enable polling when we do not have hpd (bsc#1014120).

- i2c: designware-baytrail: Add support for cherrytrail (bsc#1011913).

- i2c: designware-baytrail: Pass dw_i2c_dev into helper functions (bsc#1011913).

- i2c: designware: Prevent runtime suspend during adapter registration (bsc#1011913).

- i2c: designware: Use transfer timeout from ioctl I2C_TIMEOUT (bsc#1011913).

- i2c: designware: retry transfer on transient failure (bsc#1011913).

- powerpc/xmon: Add xmon command to dump process/task similar to ps(1) (fate#322020).

- sched/fair: Fix incorrect task group ->load_avg (bsc#981825).

- serial: 8250_pci: Detach low-level driver during PCI error recovery (bsc#1013001).

- target: fix tcm_rbd_gen_it_nexus for emulated XCOPY state (bsc#1003606).

- x86/PCI: VMD: Synchronize with RCU freeing MSI IRQ descs (bsc#1006827).


Update the affected the Linux Kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95744

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1438.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/13/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-docs-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-docs-pdf, 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-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-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9576