SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0333-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96903

Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 LTSS kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. This is the last planned LTSS kernel update for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS. The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2016-10088: The sg implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict write operations in situations where the KERNEL_DS option is set, which allowed local users to read or write to arbitrary kernel memory locations or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging access to a /dev/sg device, related to block/bsg.c and drivers/scsi/sg.c.
NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-9576 (bnc#1017710).

- CVE-2004-0230: TCP, when using a large Window Size, made it easier for remote attackers to guess sequence numbers and cause a denial of service (connection loss) to persistent TCP connections by repeatedly injecting a TCP RST packet, especially in protocols that use long-lived connections, such as BGP (bnc#969340).

- CVE-2016-8632: The tipc_msg_build function in net/tipc/msg.c in the Linux kernel did not validate the relationship between the minimum fragment length and the maximum packet size, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (bnc#1008831).

- CVE-2016-8399: An out of bounds read in the ping protocol handler could have lead to information disclosure (bsc#1014746).

- CVE-2016-9793: The sock_setsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel mishandled negative values of sk_sndbuf and sk_rcvbuf, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for a crafted setsockopt system call with the (1) SO_SNDBUFFORCE or (2) SO_RCVBUFFORCE option (bnc#1013531).

- CVE-2012-6704: The sock_setsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel mishandled negative values of sk_sndbuf and sk_rcvbuf, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for a crafted setsockopt system call with the (1) SO_SNDBUF or (2) SO_RCVBUF option (bnc#1013542).

- CVE-2016-9756: arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize Code Segment (CS) in certain error cases, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application (bnc#1013038).

- CVE-2016-3841: The IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel mishandled options data, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call (bnc#992566).

- CVE-2016-9685: Multiple memory leaks in error paths in fs/xfs/xfs_attr_list.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via crafted XFS filesystem operations (bnc#1012832).

- CVE-2015-1350: The VFS subsystem in the Linux kernel 3.x provides an incomplete set of requirements for setattr operations that underspecified removing extended privilege attributes, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (capability stripping) via a failed invocation of a system call, as demonstrated by using chown to remove a capability from the ping or Wireshark dumpcap program (bnc#914939).

- CVE-2015-8962: Double free vulnerability in the sg_common_write function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) by detaching a device during an SG_IO ioctl call (bnc#1010501).

- CVE-2016-9555: The sctp_sf_ootb function in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in the Linux kernel lacked chunk-length checking for the first chunk, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds slab access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted SCTP data (bnc#1011685).

- CVE-2016-7910: Use-after-free vulnerability in the disk_seqf_stop function in block/genhd.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges by leveraging the execution of a certain stop operation even if the corresponding start operation had failed (bnc#1010716).

- CVE-2016-7911: Race condition in the get_task_ioprio function in block/ioprio.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted ioprio_get system call (bnc#1010711).

- CVE-2015-8964: The tty_set_termios_ldisc function in drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a tty data structure (bnc#1010507).

- CVE-2016-7916: Race condition in the environ_read function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a /proc/*/environ file during a process-setup time interval in which environment-variable copying is incomplete (bnc#1010467).

- CVE-2016-8646: The hash_accept function in crypto/algif_hash.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by attempting to trigger use of in-kernel hash algorithms for a socket that has received zero bytes of data (bnc#1010150).

- CVE-2016-8633: drivers/firewire/net.c in the Linux kernel before 4.8.7, in certain unusual hardware configurations, allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted fragmented packets (bnc#1008833).

- CVE-2016-7042: The proc_keys_show function in security/keys/proc.c in the Linux kernel used an incorrect buffer size for certain timeout data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (stack memory corruption and panic) by reading the /proc/keys file (bnc#1004517).

- CVE-2016-7097: The filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel preserves the setgid bit during a setxattr call, which allowed local users to gain group privileges by leveraging the existence of a setgid program with restrictions on execute permissions (bnc#995968).

- CVE-2017-5551: The filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel preserves the setgid bit during a setxattr call, which allowed local users to gain group privileges by leveraging the existence of a setgid program with restrictions on execute permissions. This CVE tracks the fix for the tmpfs filesystem. (bsc#1021258).

- CVE-2015-8956: The rfcomm_sock_bind function in net/bluetooth/rfcomm/sock.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via vectors involving a bind system call on a Bluetooth RFCOMM socket (bnc#1003925).

- CVE-2016-7117: Use-after-free vulnerability in the
__sys_recvmmsg function in net/socket.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a recvmmsg system call that is mishandled during error processing (bnc#1003077).

- CVE-2016-0823: The pagemap_open function in fs/proc/task_mmu.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive physical-address information by reading a pagemap file, aka Android internal bug 25739721 (bnc#994759).

- CVE-2016-7425: The arcmsr_iop_message_xfer function in drivers/scsi/arcmsr/arcmsr_hba.c in the Linux kernel did not restrict a certain length field, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) via an ARCMSR_MESSAGE_WRITE_WQBUFFER control code (bnc#999932).

- CVE-2016-6828: The tcp_check_send_head function in include/net/tcp.h in the Linux kernel did not properly maintain certain SACK state after a failed data copy, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted SACK option (bnc#994296).

- CVE-2016-6480: Race condition in the ioctl_send_fib function in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds access or system crash) by changing a certain size value, aka a 'double fetch' vulnerability (bnc#991608).

- CVE-2016-4998: The IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt implementation in the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging in-container root access to provide a crafted offset value that leads to crossing a ruleset blob boundary (bsc#986365).

- CVE-2015-7513: arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the Linux kernel did not reset the PIT counter values during state restoration, which allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and host OS crash) via a zero value, related to the kvm_vm_ioctl_set_pit and kvm_vm_ioctl_set_pit2 functions (bnc#960689).

- CVE-2013-4312: The Linux kernel allowed local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it, related to net/unix/af_unix.c and net/unix/garbage.c (bnc#839104).

- CVE-2016-4997: The compat IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE and IP6T_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt implementations in the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel allow local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) by leveraging in-container root access to provide a crafted offset value that triggers an unintended decrement (bnc#986362).

- CVE-2016-5829: Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the hiddev_ioctl_usage function in drivers/hid/usbhid/hiddev.c in the Linux kernel allow local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted (1) HIDIOCGUSAGES or (2) HIDIOCSUSAGES ioctl call (bnc#986572).

- CVE-2016-4470: The key_reject_and_link function in security/keys/key.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that a certain data structure is initialized, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via vectors involving a crafted keyctl request2 command (bnc#984755).

- CVE-2016-5244: The rds_inc_info_copy function in net/rds/recv.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain structure member, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading an RDS message (bnc#983213).

- CVE-2016-1583: The ecryptfs_privileged_open function in fs/ecryptfs/kthread.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (stack memory consumption) via vectors involving crafted mmap calls for /proc pathnames, leading to recursive pagefault handling (bnc#983143).

- CVE-2016-4913: The get_rock_ridge_filename function in fs/isofs/rock.c in the Linux kernel mishandled NM (aka alternate name) entries containing \0 characters, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted isofs filesystem (bnc#980725).

- CVE-2016-4580: The x25_negotiate_facilities function in net/x25/x25_facilities.c in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a certain data structure, which allowed attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via an X.25 Call Request (bnc#981267).

- CVE-2016-4805: Use-after-free vulnerability in drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash, or spinlock) or possibly have unspecified other impact by removing a network namespace, related to the ppp_register_net_channel and ppp_unregister_channel functions (bnc#980371).

- CVE-2015-7833: The usbvision driver in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via a nonzero bInterfaceNumber value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#950998).

- CVE-2016-2187: The gtco_probe function in drivers/input/tablet/gtco.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#971944).

- CVE-2016-4482: The proc_connectinfo function in drivers/usb/core/devio.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain data structure, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted USBDEVFS_CONNECTINFO ioctl call (bnc#978401).

- CVE-2016-4565: The InfiniBand (aka IB) stack in the Linux kernel incorrectly relies on the write system call, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel memory write operation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a uAPI interface (bnc#979548).

- CVE-2016-4485: The llc_cmsg_rcv function in net/llc/af_llc.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain data structure, which allowed attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a message (bnc#978821).

- CVE-2016-4578: sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize certain r1 data structures, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface, related to the (1) snd_timer_user_ccallback and (2) snd_timer_user_tinterrupt functions (bnc#979879).

- CVE-2016-4569: The snd_timer_user_params function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain data structure, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface (bnc#979213).

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 Server 11-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-12961=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2:zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-kernel-12961=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003077

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003925

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1004517

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1007944

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1008645

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1008831

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1008833

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009443

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010150

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010467

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010501

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010507

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010711

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010716

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1011482

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1011685

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1012422

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1012832

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1013038

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1013531

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1013542

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1014746

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1017710

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1021258

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=835175

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=839104

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=863873

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=874145

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=896484

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=908069

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=914939

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=922947

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=927287

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=940966

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

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=956514

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=958000

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=960689

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=963053

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=967716

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=968500

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969340

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=971360

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=971944

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=978401

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=978821

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979213

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979274

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979548

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979595

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979879

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979915

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=980363

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=980371

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=980725

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=981267

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=983143

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=983213

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=984755

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=986362

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=986365

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=986445

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=986572

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=989261

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=991608

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=991665

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=992566

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=993890

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=993891

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=994296

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=994436

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=994618

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=994759

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=995968

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=997059

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=999932

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2004-0230/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-6704/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4312/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1350/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7513/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7833/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8956/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8962/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8964/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-0823/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10088/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1583/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-2187/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-2189/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3841/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4470/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4482/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4485/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4565/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4569/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4578/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4580/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4805/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4913/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4997/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4998/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5244/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5829/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6480/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6828/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7042/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7097/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7117/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7425/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7910/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7911/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7916/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8399/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8632/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8633/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8646/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9555/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9685/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9756/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9793/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5551/

http://www.nessus.org/u?1e5f107f

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96903

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0333-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/31

Updated: 2018/11/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/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-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, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/30

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0230, CVE-2012-6704, CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-1350, CVE-2015-7513, CVE-2015-7833, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2015-8962, CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2016-0823, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-1583, CVE-2016-2187, CVE-2016-2189, CVE-2016-3841, CVE-2016-4470, CVE-2016-4482, CVE-2016-4485, CVE-2016-4565, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578, CVE-2016-4580, CVE-2016-4805, CVE-2016-4913, CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998, CVE-2016-5244, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2016-6828, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-7117, CVE-2016-7425, CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2016-7916, CVE-2016-8399, CVE-2016-8632, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8646, CVE-2016-9555, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9685, CVE-2016-9756, CVE-2016-9793, CVE-2017-5551

BID: 10183