openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2017-246)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97138
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The openSUSE Leap 42.1 kernel to 4.1.38 to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

- 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-2017-5551: tmpfs: Fixed a bug that could have allowed users to set setgid bits on files they don't down (bsc#1021258).

- CVE-2016-10147: crypto/mcryptd.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by using an AF_ALG socket with an incompatible algorithm, as demonstrated by mcryptd(md5) (bnc#1020381).

- 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-2016-7917: The nfnetlink_rcv_batch function in net/netfilter/nfnetlink.c in the Linux kernel did not check whether a batch message's length field is large enough, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (infinite loop or out-of-bounds read) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (bnc#1010444).

- CVE-2016-8645: The TCP stack in the Linux kernel mishandled skb truncation, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application that made sendto system calls, related to net/ipv4/tcp_ipv4.c and net/ipv6/tcp_ipv6.c (bnc#1009969).

- CVE-2016-9806: Race condition in the netlink_dump function in net/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (double free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that made sendmsg system calls, leading to a free operation associated with a new dump that started earlier than anticipated (bnc#1013540 1017589).

- 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 1013542).

The following non-security bugs were fixed :

- PCI: generic: Fix pci_remap_iospace() failure path (bsc#1019658).

- bcache: partition support: add 16 minors per bcacheN device (bsc#1019784).

- bnx2x: Correct ringparam estimate when DOWN (bsc#1020214).

- clk: xgene: Do not call __pa on ioremaped address (bsc#1019660).

- kABI workaround for 4.1.37 mount changes (stable-4.1.37).

- kABI: reintroduce sk_filter (bsc#1009969).

- kabi/severities: Ignore inode_change_ok change It's renamed in 4.1.37 to setattr_prepare()

- mpi: Fix NULL ptr dereference in mpi_powm() [ver #3] (bsc#1011820).

- net: introduce __sock_queue_rcv_skb() function (bsc#1009969).

- netback: correct array index (bsc#983348).

- netfront: do not truncate grant references.

- netfront: use correct linear area after linearizing an skb (bsc#1007886).

- reiserfs: fix race in prealloc discard (bsc#987576).

- rose: limit sk_filter trim to payload (bsc#1009969).

- scsi: bfa: Increase requested firmware version to (bsc#1013273).

- xenbus: correctly signal errors from xenstored_local_init() (luckily none so far).

- xenbus: do not invoke ->is_ready() for most device states (bsc#987333).


Update the affected the Linux Kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97138

File Name: openSUSE-2017-246.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/14/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

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-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-ec2-devel, 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-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pv, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pv-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pv-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pv-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pv-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-pv-devel, 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-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-vanilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/13/2017

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2016-7117, CVE-2016-7917, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9793, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2017-5551