openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2017-286)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97366


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The openSUSE Leap 42.2 kernel was updated to 4.4.49 to receive various security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-5986: A userlevel triggerable BUG_ON on sctp_wait_for_sndbuf was fixed. (bsc#1025235)

- CVE-2017-5970: The ipv4_pktinfo_prepare function in net/ipv4/ip_sockglue.c in the Linux kernel allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via (1) an application that made crafted system calls or possibly (2) IPv4 traffic with invalid IP options (bnc#1024938).

- CVE-2017-5897: A potential remote denial of service within the IPv6 GRE protocol was fixed. (bsc#1023762)

- CVE-2017-6074: The dccp_rcv_state_process function in net/dccp/input.c in the Linux kernel mishandled DCCP_PKT_REQUEST packet data structures in the LISTEN state, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (invalid free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an application that makes an IPV6_RECVPKTINFO setsockopt system call. (bsc#1026024).

The following non-security bugs were fixed :

- btrfs: fix btrfs_compat_ioctl failures on non-compat ioctls (bsc#1018100).

- iwlwifi: Expose the default fallback ucode API to module info (boo#1021082, boo#1023884).

- kabi: protect struct tcp_fastopen_cookie (kabi).

- md: ensure md devices are freed before module is unloaded (bsc#1022304).

- md: Fix a regression reported by bsc#1020048 in patches.fixes/0003-md-lockless-I-O-submission-for-RAID1.
patch (bsc#982783,bsc#998106,bsc#1020048).

- net: ethtool: Initialize buffer when querying device channel settings (bsc#969479 FATE#320634).

- net: implement netif_cond_dbg macro (bsc#1019168).

- sfc: reduce severity of PIO buffer alloc failures (bsc#1019168).

- sfc: refactor debug-or-warnings printks (bsc#1019168).

- xfs_dmapi: fix the debug compilation of xfs_dmapi (bsc#989056).

- xfs: do not allow di_size with high bit set (bsc#1024234).

- xfs: exclude never-released buffers from buftarg I/O accounting (bsc#1024508).

- xfs: fix broken multi-fsb buffer logging (bsc#1024081).

- xfs: fix buffer overflow dm_get_dirattrs/dm_get_dirattrs2 (bsc#989056).

- xfs: fix up xfs_swap_extent_forks inline extent handling (bsc#1023888).

- xfs: track and serialize in-flight async buffers against unmount (bsc#1024508).

- xfs: track and serialize in-flight async buffers against unmount - kABI (bsc#1024508).


Update the affected the Linux Kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97366

File Name: openSUSE-2017-286.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/24

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5897, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-5986, CVE-2017-6074