ID CVE-2016-2117
Summary The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel through 4.5.2 incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:oracle:vm_server:3.3
    cpe:2.3:o:oracle:vm_server:3.3
  • cpe:2.3:o:oracle:vm_server:3.4
    cpe:2.3:o:oracle:vm_server:3.4
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Linux Kernel 4.5.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.5.2
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 21-09-2016 - 22:57)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL NONE NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2016-3596.NASL
    description The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update for the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel package(s).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-19
    plugin id 93148
    published 2016-08-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93148
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3596)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2016-0100.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : please see Oracle VM Security Advisory OVMSA-2016-0100 for details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 93679
    published 2016-09-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93679
    title OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0100)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2016-3588.NASL
    description Description of changes: [3.8.13-118.9.1.el7uek] - mlx4: Increase SYNC_TPT command timeout (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 22895790] - neigh: do not modify unlinked entries (Julian Anastasov) [Orabug: 23072705] - mm/slab: Improve performance of slabinfo stats gathering (Aruna Ramakrishna) [Orabug: 23720437] - atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23703901] {CVE-2016-2117} {CVE-2016-2117}
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-19
    plugin id 92657
    published 2016-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92657
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3588)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2016-0092.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - mlx4: Increase SYNC_TPT command timeout (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 22895790] - neigh: do not modify unlinked entries (Julian Anastasov) [Orabug: 23072705] - mm/slab: Improve performance of slabinfo stats gathering (Aruna Ramakrishna) [Orabug: 23720437] - atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23703901] (CVE-2016-2117) (CVE-2016-2117)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 92659
    published 2016-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92659
    title OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0092)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2016-0091.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - vfs: rename: check backing inode being equal (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197) - vfs: add vfs_select_inode helper (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197) - ovl: verify upper dentry before unlink and rename (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197) - ovl: fix getcwd failure after unsuccessful rmdir (Rui Wang) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197) - xen: use same main loop for counting and remapping pages (Juergen Gross) [Orabug: 24012238] - Revert 'ocfs2: bump up o2cb network protocol version' (Junxiao Bi) - atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23704078] (CVE-2016-2117) - Revert 'perf tools: Bump default sample freq to 4 kHz' (ashok.vairavan) [Orabug: 23634802] - block: Initialize max_dev_sectors to 0 (Keith Busch) [Orabug: 23333444] - sd: Fix rw_max for devices that report an optimal xfer size (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444] - sd: Fix excessive capacity printing on devices with blocks bigger than 512 bytes (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444] - sd: Optimal I/O size is in bytes, not sectors (Martin K. Petersen) - sd: Reject optimal transfer length smaller than page size (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444] - Fix kabi issue for upstream commit ca369d51 (Joe Jin) [Orabug: 23333444] - block/sd: Fix device-imposed transfer length limits (Joe Jin)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 92658
    published 2016-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92658
    title OracleVM 3.4 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0091)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2016-3587.NASL
    description Description of changes: [4.1.12-37.6.1.el7uek] - vfs: rename: check backing inode being equal (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] {CVE-2016-6198} {CVE-2016-6197} - vfs: add vfs_select_inode() helper (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] {CVE-2016-6198} {CVE-2016-6197} - ovl: verify upper dentry before unlink and rename (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] {CVE-2016-6198} {CVE-2016-6197} - ovl: fix getcwd() failure after unsuccessful rmdir (Rui Wang) [Orabug: 24010060] {CVE-2016-6198} {CVE-2016-6197} - xen: use same main loop for counting and remapping pages (Juergen Gross) [Orabug: 24012238] - Revert 'ocfs2: bump up o2cb network protocol version' (Junxiao Bi) [Orabug: 23710417] - atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23704078] {CVE-2016-2117} - Revert 'perf tools: Bump default sample freq to 4 kHz' (ashok.vairavan) [Orabug: 23634802] - block: Initialize max_dev_sectors to 0 (Keith Busch) [Orabug: 23333444] - sd: Fix rw_max for devices that report an optimal xfer size (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444] - sd: Fix excessive capacity printing on devices with blocks bigger than 512 bytes (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444] - sd: Optimal I/O size is in bytes, not sectors (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444] - sd: Reject optimal transfer length smaller than page size (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444] - Fix kabi issue for upstream commit ca369d51 (Joe Jin) [Orabug: 23333444] - block/sd: Fix device-imposed transfer length limits (Joe Jin) [Orabug: 23333444]
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-19
    plugin id 92656
    published 2016-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92656
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : kernel-uek (ELSA-2016-3587)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3607.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks. - CVE-2015-7515, CVE-2016-2184, CVE-2016-2185, CVE-2016-2186, CVE-2016-2187, CVE-2016-3136, CVE-2016-3137, CVE-2016-3138, CVE-2016-3140 Ralf Spenneberg of OpenSource Security reported that various USB drivers do not sufficiently validate USB descriptors. This allowed a physically present user with a specially designed USB device to cause a denial of service (crash). - CVE-2016-0821 Solar Designer noted that the list 'poisoning' feature, intended to mitigate the effects of bugs in list manipulation in the kernel, used poison values within the range of virtual addresses that can be allocated by user processes. - CVE-2016-1237 David Sinquin discovered that nfsd does not check permissions when setting ACLs, allowing users to grant themselves permissions to a file by setting the ACL. - CVE-2016-1583 Jann Horn of Google Project Zero reported that the eCryptfs filesystem could be used together with the proc filesystem to cause a kernel stack overflow. If the ecryptfs-utils package is installed, local users could exploit this, via the mount.ecryptfs_private program, for denial of service (crash) or possibly for privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-2117 Justin Yackoski of Cryptonite discovered that the Atheros L2 ethernet driver incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could take advantage of this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. - CVE-2016-2143 Marcin Koscielnicki discovered that the fork implementation in the Linux kernel on s390 platforms mishandles the case of four page-table levels, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash). - CVE-2016-3070 Jan Stancek of Red Hat discovered a local denial of service vulnerability in AIO handling. - CVE-2016-3134 The Google Project Zero team found that the netfilter subsystem does not sufficiently validate filter table entries. A user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could use this for denial of service (crash) or possibly for privilege escalation. Debian disables unprivileged user namespaces by default, if locally enabled with the kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone sysctl, this allows privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-3156 Solar Designer discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not perform the destruction of inet device objects properly. An attacker in a guest OS could use this to cause a denial of service (networking outage) in the host OS. - CVE-2016-3157 / XSA-171 Andy Lutomirski discovered that the x86_64 (amd64) task switching implementation did not correctly update the I/O permission level when running as a Xen paravirtual (PV) guest. In some configurations this would allow local users to cause a denial of service (crash) or to escalate their privileges within the guest. - CVE-2016-3672 Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll noted that it was possible to disable Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) for x86_32 (i386) programs by removing the stack resource limit. This made it easier for local users to exploit security flaws in programs that have the setuid or setgid flag set. - CVE-2016-3951 It was discovered that the cdc_ncm driver would free memory prematurely if certain errors occurred during its initialisation. This allowed a physically present user with a specially designed USB device to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly to escalate their privileges. - CVE-2016-3955 Ignat Korchagin reported that the usbip subsystem did not check the length of data received for a USB buffer. This allowed denial of service (crash) or privilege escalation on a system configured as a usbip client, by the usbip server or by an attacker able to impersonate it over the network. A system configured as a usbip server might be similarly vulnerable to physically present users. - CVE-2016-3961 / XSA-174 Vitaly Kuznetsov of Red Hat discovered that Linux allowed the use of hugetlbfs on x86 (i386 and amd64) systems even when running as a Xen paravirtualised (PV) guest, although Xen does not support huge pages. This allowed users with access to /dev/hugepages to cause a denial of service (crash) in the guest. - CVE-2016-4470 David Howells of Red Hat discovered that a local user can trigger a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of key lookups in the keychain subsystem, leading to a denial of service (crash) or possibly to privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-4482, CVE-2016-4485, CVE-2016-4486, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578, CVE-2016-4580, CVE-2016-5243, CVE-2016-5244 Kangjie Lu reported that the USB devio, llc, rtnetlink, ALSA timer, x25, tipc, and rds facilities leaked information from the kernel stack. - CVE-2016-4565 Jann Horn of Google Project Zero reported that various components in the InfiniBand stack implemented unusual semantics for the write() operation. On a system with InfiniBand drivers loaded, local users could use this for denial of service or privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-4581 Tycho Andersen discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). - CVE-2016-4805 Baozeng Ding discovered a use-after-free in the generic PPP layer in the Linux kernel. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash), or potentially escalate their privileges. - CVE-2016-4913 Al Viro found that the ISO9660 filesystem implementation did not correctly count the length of certain invalid name entries. Reading a directory containing such name entries would leak information from kernel memory. Users permitted to mount disks or disk images could use this to obtain sensitive information. - CVE-2016-4997 / CVE-2016-4998 Jesse Hertz and Tim Newsham discovered that missing input sanitising in Netfilter socket handling may result in denial of service. Debian disables unprivileged user namespaces by default, if locally enabled with the kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone sysctl, this also allows privilege escalation.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 91886
    published 2016-06-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91886
    title Debian DSA-3607-1 : linux - security update
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3004-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered multiple out-of-bounds reads in the OZMO USB over wifi device drivers in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-4004) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the Linux kernel would improperly disable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) for x86 processes running in 32 bit mode if stack-consumption resource limits were disabled. A local attacker could use this to make it easier to exploit an existing vulnerability in a setuid/setgid program. (CVE-2016-3672) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC Network Control Model USB driver in the Linux kernel did not cancel work events queued if a later error occurred, resulting in a use-after-free. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3951) It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write could occur when handling incoming packets in the USB/IP implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3955) Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) Jann Horn discovered that the InfiniBand interfaces within the Linux kernel could be coerced into overwriting kernel memory. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to possibly gain administrative privileges on systems where InifiniBand related kernel modules are loaded. (CVE-2016-4565) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91566
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91566
    title Ubuntu 15.10 : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3004-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3002-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered multiple out-of-bounds reads in the OZMO USB over wifi device drivers in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-4004) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the Linux kernel would improperly disable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) for x86 processes running in 32 bit mode if stack-consumption resource limits were disabled. A local attacker could use this to make it easier to exploit an existing vulnerability in a setuid/setgid program. (CVE-2016-3672) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC Network Control Model USB driver in the Linux kernel did not cancel work events queued if a later error occurred, resulting in a use-after-free. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3951) It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write could occur when handling incoming packets in the USB/IP implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3955) Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) Jann Horn discovered that the InfiniBand interfaces within the Linux kernel could be coerced into overwriting kernel memory. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to possibly gain administrative privileges on systems where InifiniBand related kernel modules are loaded. (CVE-2016-4565) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91564
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91564
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-wily vulnerabilities (USN-3002-1)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2016-3589.NASL
    description Description of changes: [2.6.39-400.283.1.el6uek] - atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23703990] {CVE-2016-2117} - mlx4_core: add module parameter to disable background init (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 23292107] - NFSv4: Don't decode fs_locations if we didn't ask for them... (Trond Myklebust) [Orabug: 23633714] - mm/slab: Improve performance of slabinfo stats gathering (Aruna Ramakrishna) [Orabug: 23050884] - offload ib subnet manager port and node get info query handling. (Rama Nichanamatlu) [Orabug: 22521735]
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-19
    plugin id 92677
    published 2016-08-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92677
    title Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3589)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2016-0158.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - mm, gup: close FOLL MAP_PRIVATE race (Linus Torvalds) [Orabug: 24928646] (CVE-2016-5195) - HID: hiddev: validate num_values for HIDIOCGUSAGES, HIDIOCSUSAGES commands (Scott Bauer) [Orabug: 24798694] (CVE-2016-5829) - Revert 'rds: skip rx/tx work when destroying connection' (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 24790158] - netfilter: x_tables: speed up jump target validation (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: enforce nul-terminated table name from getsockopt GET_ENTRIES (Pablo Neira Ayuso) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: remove unused comefrom hookmask argument (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: introduce and use xt_copy_counters_from_user (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: do compat validation via translate_table (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: xt_compat_match_from_user doesn't need a retval (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: ip6_tables: simplify translate_compat_table args (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: ip_tables: simplify translate_compat_table args (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: arp_tables: simplify translate_compat_table args (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: don't reject valid target size on some architectures (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: validate all offsets and sizes in a rule (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: check for bogus target offset (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: check standard target size too (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: add compat version of xt_check_entry_offsets (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: assert minimum target size (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: kill check_entry helper (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: add and use xt_check_entry_offsets (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: validate targets of jumps (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: fix unconditional helper (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: validate targets of jumps (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: don't move to non-existent next rule (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: fix unconditional helper (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - netfilter: x_tables: check for size overflow (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24690302] (CVE-2016-3134) - ocfs2: Fix double put of recount tree in ocfs2_lock_refcount_tree (Ashish Samant) [Orabug: 24587406] - TTY: do not reset master's packet mode (Jiri Slaby) [Orabug: 24569399] - ocfs2: Fix start offset to ocfs2_zero_range_for_truncate (Ashish Samant) [Orabug: 24500401] - rds: skip rx/tx work when destroying connection (Wengang Wang) - Revert 'IPoIB: serialize changing on tx_outstanding' (Wengang Wang) - xen/events: document behaviour when scanning the start word for events (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23083945] - xen/events: mask events when changing their VCPU binding (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23083945] - xen/events: initialize local per-cpu mask for all possible events (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23083945] - IB/mlx4: Replace kfree with kvfree in mlx4_ib_destroy_srq (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 22570922] - NFS: Remove BUG_ON calls from the generic writeback code (Trond Myklebust) [Orabug: 22386565] - ocfs2: return non-zero st_blocks for inline data (John Haxby) - oracleasm: Classify device connectivity issues as global errors (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 21760143] - Btrfs: fix truncation of compressed and inlined extents (Divya Indi) [Orabug: 22307286] (CVE-2015-8374) - Btrfs: fix file corruption and data loss after cloning inline extents (Divya Indi) [Orabug: 22307286] (CVE-2015-8374) - netfilter: x_tables: make sure e->next_offset covers remaining blob size (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24682073] (CVE-2016-4997) (CVE-2016-4998) - netfilter: x_tables: validate e->target_offset early (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24682071] (CVE-2016-4997) (CVE-2016-4998) - rds: schedule local connection activity in proper workqueue (Ajaykumar Hotchandani) [Orabug: 22819661] - ib_core: make wait_event uninterruptible in ib_flush_fmr_pool (Avinash Repaka) [Orabug: 24525022] - net/mlx4: Support shutdown interface (Ajaykumar Hotchandani) - KEYS: potential uninitialized variable (Dan Carpenter) [Orabug: 24393863] (CVE-2016-4470) - atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23703990] (CVE-2016-2117) - mlx4_core: add module parameter to disable background init (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 23292107] - NFSv4: Don't decode fs_locations if we didn't ask for them... (Trond Myklebust) [Orabug: 23633714] - mm/slab: Improve performance of slabinfo stats gathering (Aruna Ramakrishna) [Orabug: 23050884] - offload ib subnet manager port and node get info query handling. (Rama Nichanamatlu) [Orabug: 22521735] - fix typo/thinko in get_random_bytes (Tony Luck) [Orabug: 23726807]
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 94929
    published 2016-11-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94929
    title OracleVM 3.2 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0158) (Dirty COW)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3001-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered multiple out-of-bounds reads in the OZMO USB over wifi device drivers in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-4004) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the Linux kernel would improperly disable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) for x86 processes running in 32 bit mode if stack-consumption resource limits were disabled. A local attacker could use this to make it easier to exploit an existing vulnerability in a setuid/setgid program. (CVE-2016-3672) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC Network Control Model USB driver in the Linux kernel did not cancel work events queued if a later error occurred, resulting in a use-after-free. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3951) It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write could occur when handling incoming packets in the USB/IP implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3955) Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) Jann Horn discovered that the InfiniBand interfaces within the Linux kernel could be coerced into overwriting kernel memory. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to possibly gain administrative privileges on systems where InifiniBand related kernel modules are loaded. (CVE-2016-4565) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91563
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91563
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid vulnerabilities (USN-3001-1)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2016-2574.NASL
    description An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) * Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156; Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 95321
    published 2016-11-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=95321
    title CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2016:2574)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-1183-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 kernel was updated to 4.4.58 to receive various security and bugfixes. Notable new/improved features : - Improved support for Hyper-V - Support for Matrox G200eH3 - Support for tcp_westwood The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2017-2671: The ping_unhash function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel was too late in obtaining a certain lock and consequently could not ensure that disconnect function calls are safe, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by leveraging access to the protocol value of IPPROTO_ICMP in a socket system call (bnc#1031003). - CVE-2017-7308: The packet_set_ring function in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1031579). - CVE-2017-7294: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not validate addition of certain levels data, which allowed local users to trigger an integer overflow and out-of-bounds write, and cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly gain privileges, via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031440). - CVE-2017-7261: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not check for a zero value of certain levels data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (ZERO_SIZE_PTR dereference, and GPF and possibly panic) via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031052). - CVE-2017-7187: The sg_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large command size in an SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN ioctl call, leading to out-of-bounds write access in the sg_write function (bnc#1030213). - CVE-2017-7374: Use-after-free vulnerability in fs/crypto/ in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) or possibly gain privileges by revoking keyring keys being used for ext4, f2fs, or ubifs encryption, causing cryptographic transform objects to be freed prematurely (bnc#1032006). - CVE-2016-10200: Race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by making multiple bind system calls without properly ascertaining whether a socket has the SOCK_ZAPPED status, related to net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c and net/l2tp/l2tp_ip6.c (bnc#1028415). - CVE-2017-6345: The LLC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not ensure that a certain destructor exists in required circumstances, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (BUG_ON) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1027190). - CVE-2017-6346: Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a multithreaded application that made PACKET_FANOUT setsockopt system calls (bnc#1027189). - CVE-2017-6353: net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict association peel-off operations during certain wait states, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (invalid unlock and double free) via a multithreaded application. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2017-5986 (bnc#1027066). - CVE-2017-6214: The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag (bnc#1026722). - CVE-2016-2117: The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data (bnc#968697). - CVE-2017-6347: The ip_cmsg_recv_checksum function in net/ipv4/ip_sockglue.c in the Linux kernel had incorrect expectations about skb data layout, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, as demonstrated by use of the MSG_MORE flag in conjunction with loopback UDP transmission (bnc#1027179). - CVE-2016-9191: The cgroup offline implementation in the Linux kernel mishandled certain drain operations, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by leveraging access to a container environment for executing a crafted application (bnc#1008842). - CVE-2017-2596: The nested_vmx_check_vmptr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel improperly emulated the VMXON instruction, which allowed KVM L1 guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS memory consumption) by leveraging the mishandling of page references (bnc#1022785). - 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 obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) via an application that made an IPV6_RECVPKTINFO setsockopt system call (bnc#1026024). 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-30
    plugin id 100023
    published 2017-05-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100023
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1183-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3006-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Multiple race conditions where discovered in the Linux kernel's ext4 file system. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (disk corruption) by writing to a page that is associated with a different users file after unsynchronized hole punching and page-fault handling. (CVE-2015-8839) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) Jann Horn discovered that the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) implementation in the Linux kernel could overflow reference counters on systems with more than 32GB of physical ram and with RLIMIT_MEMLOCK set to infinite. A local unprivileged attacker could use to create a use-after- free situation, causing a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-4558) Jann Horn discovered that the InfiniBand interfaces within the Linux kernel could be coerced into overwriting kernel memory. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to possibly gain administrative privileges on systems where InifiniBand related kernel modules are loaded. (CVE-2016-4565) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91568
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91568
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3006-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3007-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Multiple race conditions where discovered in the Linux kernel's ext4 file system. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (disk corruption) by writing to a page that is associated with a different users file after unsynchronized hole punching and page-fault handling. (CVE-2015-8839) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) Jann Horn discovered that the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) implementation in the Linux kernel could overflow reference counters on systems with more than 32GB of physical ram and with RLIMIT_MEMLOCK set to infinite. A local unprivileged attacker could use to create a use-after- free situation, causing a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-4558) Jann Horn discovered that the InfiniBand interfaces within the Linux kernel could be coerced into overwriting kernel memory. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to possibly gain administrative privileges on systems where InifiniBand related kernel modules are loaded. (CVE-2016-4565) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91569
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91569
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3007-1)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20161103_KERNEL_ON_SL7_X.NASL
    description Security Fix(es) : - It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Additional Changes :
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-28
    plugin id 95841
    published 2016-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=95841
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2989-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered multiple out-of-bounds reads in the OZMO USB over wifi device drivers in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-4004) Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's translation lookaside buffer (TLB) handling of flush events. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly leak sensitive information. (CVE-2016-2069) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the Linux kernel would improperly disable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) for x86 processes running in 32 bit mode if stack-consumption resource limits were disabled. A local attacker could use this to make it easier to exploit an existing vulnerability in a setuid/setgid program. (CVE-2016-3672) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC Network Control Model USB driver in the Linux kernel did not cancel work events queued if a later error occurred, resulting in a use-after-free. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3951) It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write could occur when handling incoming packets in the USB/IP implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3955) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91425
    published 2016-06-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91425
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2989-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-1360-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 kernel was updated to 3.12.74 to receive various security and bugfixes. Notable new/improved features : - Improved support for Hyper-V - Support for the tcp_westwood TCP scheduling algorithm The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2017-8106: The handle_invept function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel allowed privileged KVM guest OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) via a single-context INVEPT instruction with a NULL EPT pointer (bsc#1035877). - CVE-2017-6951: The keyring_search_aux function in security/keys/keyring.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a request_key system call for the 'dead' type. (bsc#1029850). - CVE-2017-2647: The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via vectors involving a NULL value for a certain match field, related to the keyring_search_iterator function in keyring.c. (bsc#1030593) - CVE-2016-9604: This fixes handling of keyrings starting with '.' in KEYCTL_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING, which could have allowed local users to manipulate privileged keyrings (bsc#1035576) - CVE-2017-7616: Incorrect error handling in the set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in mm/mempolicy.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized stack data by triggering failure of a certain bitmap operation. (bnc#1033336). - CVE-2017-7645: The NFSv2/NFSv3 server in the nfsd subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a long RPC reply, related to net/sunrpc/svc.c, fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c, and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c. (bsc#1034670). - CVE-2017-7308: The packet_set_ring function in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1031579) - CVE-2017-2671: The ping_unhash function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel was too late in obtaining a certain lock and consequently could not ensure that disconnect function calls are safe, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by leveraging access to the protocol value of IPPROTO_ICMP in a socket system call (bnc#1031003) - CVE-2017-7294: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not validate addition of certain levels data, which allowed local users to trigger an integer overflow and out-of-bounds write, and cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly gain privileges, via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031440) - CVE-2017-7261: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not check for a zero value of certain levels data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (ZERO_SIZE_PTR dereference, and GPF and possibly panic) via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031052) - CVE-2017-7187: The sg_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large command size in an SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN ioctl call, leading to out-of-bounds write access in the sg_write function (bnc#1030213) - CVE-2016-9588: arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel mismanaged the #BP and #OF exceptions, which allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by declining to handle an exception thrown by an L2 guest (bsc#1015703). - CVE-2017-5669: The do_shmat function in ipc/shm.c in the Linux kernel did not restrict the address calculated by a certain rounding operation, which allowed local users to map page zero, and consequently bypass a protection mechanism that exists for the mmap system call, by making crafted shmget and shmat system calls in a privileged context (bnc#1026914). - CVE-2016-10200: Race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by making multiple bind system calls without properly ascertaining whether a socket has the SOCK_ZAPPED status, related to net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c and net/l2tp/l2tp_ip6.c (bnc#1028415) - CVE-2016-10208: The ext4_fill_super function in fs/ext4/super.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups, which allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image (bnc#1023377). - CVE-2017-5897: The ip6gre_err function in net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to have unspecified impact via vectors involving GRE flags in an IPv6 packet, which trigger an out-of-bounds access (bsc#1023762). - CVE-2017-5986: A race condition in the sctp_wait_for_sndbuf function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and panic) via a multithreaded application that peels off an association in a certain buffer-full state (bsc#1025235). - 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 obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) via an application that made an IPV6_RECVPKTINFO setsockopt system call (bnc#1026024) - CVE-2016-9191: The cgroup offline implementation in the Linux kernel mishandled certain drain operations, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by leveraging access to a container environment for executing a crafted application (bnc#1008842) - CVE-2017-6348: The hashbin_delete function in net/irda/irqueue.c in the Linux kernel improperly managed lock dropping, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via crafted operations on IrDA devices (bnc#1027178). - CVE-2016-10044: The aio_mount function in fs/aio.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict execute access, which made it easier for local users to bypass intended SELinux W^X policy restrictions, and consequently gain privileges, via an io_setup system call (bnc#1023992). - CVE-2016-3070: The trace_writeback_dirty_page implementation in include/trace/events/writeback.h in the Linux kernel improperly interacts with mm/migrate.c, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a certain page move (bnc#979215). - CVE-2016-5243: The tipc_nl_compat_link_dump function in net/tipc/netlink_compat.c in the Linux kernel did not properly copy a certain string, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a Netlink message (bnc#983212). - CVE-2017-6345: The LLC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not ensure that a certain destructor exists in required circumstances, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (BUG_ON) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1027190) - CVE-2017-6346: Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a multithreaded application that made PACKET_FANOUT setsockopt system calls (bnc#1027189) - CVE-2017-6353: net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict association peel-off operations during certain wait states, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (invalid unlock and double free) via a multithreaded application. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2017-5986 (bnc#1027066) - CVE-2017-5986: Race condition in the sctp_wait_for_sndbuf function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and panic) via a multithreaded application that peels off an association in a certain buffer-full state (bsc#1025235). - CVE-2017-6214: The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag (bnc#1026722) - CVE-2016-2117: The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data (bnc#968697) - CVE-2015-1350: The VFS subsystem in the Linux kernel provided an incomplete set of requirements for setattr operations that underspecifies 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 (bsc#914939). - 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 (bsc#1003077). 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-30
    plugin id 100320
    published 2017-05-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100320
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1360-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2998-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered multiple out-of-bounds reads in the OZMO USB over wifi device drivers in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-4004) Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's translation lookaside buffer (TLB) handling of flush events. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly leak sensitive information. (CVE-2016-2069) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the Linux kernel would improperly disable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) for x86 processes running in 32 bit mode if stack-consumption resource limits were disabled. A local attacker could use this to make it easier to exploit an existing vulnerability in a setuid/setgid program. (CVE-2016-3672) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC Network Control Model USB driver in the Linux kernel did not cancel work events queued if a later error occurred, resulting in a use-after-free. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3951) It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write could occur when handling incoming packets in the USB/IP implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3955) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91560
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91560
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-2998-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2017-418.NASL
    description The openSUSE Leap 42.2 kernel was updated to 4.4.56 fix various security issues and bugs. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2017-7184: The xfrm_replay_verify_len function in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel did not validate certain size data after an XFRM_MSG_NEWAE update, which allowed local users to obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (heap-based out-of-bounds access) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability, as demonstrated during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2017 for the Ubuntu 16.10 linux-image-* package 4.8.0.41.52 (bnc#1030573). - CVE-2016-10200: Race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by making multiple bind system calls without properly ascertaining whether a socket has the SOCK_ZAPPED status, related to net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c and net/l2tp/l2tp_ip6.c (bnc#1028415). - CVE-2017-2636: Race condition in drivers/tty/n_hdlc.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) by setting the HDLC line discipline (bnc#1027565). - CVE-2017-6345: The LLC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not ensure that a certain destructor exists in required circumstances, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (BUG_ON) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1027190). - CVE-2017-6346: Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a multithreaded application that made PACKET_FANOUT setsockopt system calls (bnc#1027189). - CVE-2017-6353: net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict association peel-off operations during certain wait states, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (invalid unlock and double free) via a multithreaded application. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2017-5986 (bnc#1025235). - CVE-2017-6214: The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag (bnc#1026722). - CVE-2016-2117: The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data (bnc#968697). - CVE-2017-6347: The ip_cmsg_recv_checksum function in net/ipv4/ip_sockglue.c in the Linux kernel has incorrect expectations about skb data layout, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, as demonstrated by use of the MSG_MORE flag in conjunction with loopback UDP transmission (bnc#1027179). - CVE-2016-9191: The cgroup offline implementation in the Linux kernel mishandled certain drain operations, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by leveraging access to a container environment for executing a crafted application, as demonstrated by trinity (bnc#1008842). - CVE-2017-2596: The nested_vmx_check_vmptr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel improperly emulates the VMXON instruction, which allowed KVM L1 guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS memory consumption) by leveraging the mishandling of page references (bnc#1022785). The following non-security bugs were fixed : - ACPI: Do not create a platform_device for IOAPIC/IOxAPIC (bsc#1028819). - ACPI, ioapic: Clear on-stack resource before using it (bsc#1028819). - ACPI: Remove platform devices from a bus on removal (bsc#1028819). - add mainline tag to one hyperv patch - bnx2x: allow adding VLANs while interface is down (bsc#1027273). - btrfs: backref: Fix soft lockup in __merge_refs function (bsc#1017641). - btrfs: incremental send, do not delay rename when parent inode is new (bsc#1028325). - btrfs: incremental send, do not issue invalid rmdir operations (bsc#1028325). - btrfs: qgroup: Move half of the qgroup accounting time out of commit trans (bsc#1017461). - btrfs: send, fix failure to rename top level inode due to name collision (bsc#1028325). - btrfs: serialize subvolume mounts with potentially mismatching rw flags (bsc#951844 bsc#1024015) - crypto: algif_hash - avoid zero-sized array (bnc#1007962). - cxgb4vf: do not offload Rx checksums for IPv6 fragments (bsc#1026692). - drivers: hv: vmbus: Prevent sending data on a rescinded channel (fate#320485, bug#1028217). - drm/i915: Add intel_uncore_suspend / resume functions (bsc#1011913). - drm/i915: Listen for PMIC bus access notifications (bsc#1011913). - drm/mgag200: Added support for the new device G200eH3 (bsc#1007959, fate#322780) - ext4: fix fencepost in s_first_meta_bg validation (bsc#1029986). - Fix kABI breakage of dccp in 4.4.56 (stable-4.4.56). - futex: Add missing error handling to FUTEX_REQUEUE_PI (bsc#969755). - futex: Fix potential use-after-free in FUTEX_REQUEUE_PI (bsc#969755). - i2c: designware-baytrail: Acquire P-Unit access on bus acquire (bsc#1011913). - i2c: designware-baytrail: Call pmic_bus_access_notifier_chain (bsc#1011913). - i2c: designware-baytrail: Fix race when resetting the semaphore (bsc#1011913). - i2c: designware-baytrail: Only check iosf_mbi_available() for shared hosts (bsc#1011913). - i2c: designware: Disable pm for PMIC i2c-bus even if there is no _SEM method (bsc#1011913). - i2c-designware: increase timeout (bsc#1011913). - i2c: designware: Never suspend i2c-busses used for accessing the system PMIC (bsc#1011913). - i2c: designware: Rename accessor_flags to flags (bsc#1011913). - kABI: protect struct iscsi_conn (kabi). - kABI: protect struct se_node_acl (kabi). - kABI: restore can_rx_register parameters (kabi). - kgr/module: make a taint flag module-specific (fate#313296). - kgr: remove all arch-specific kgraft header files (fate#313296). - l2tp: fix address test in __l2tp_ip6_bind_lookup() (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: fix lookup for sockets not bound to a device in l2tp_ip (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: fix racy socket lookup in l2tp_ip and l2tp_ip6 bind() (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: hold socket before dropping lock in l2tp_ip{, 6}_recv() (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: lock socket before checking flags in connect() (bsc#1028415). - md/raid1: add rcu protection to rdev in fix_read_error (References: bsc#998106,bsc#1020048,bsc#982783). - md/raid1: fix a use-after-free bug (bsc#998106,bsc#1020048,bsc#982783). - md/raid1: handle flush request correctly (bsc#998106,bsc#1020048,bsc#982783). - md/raid1: Refactor raid1_make_request (bsc#998106,bsc#1020048,bsc#982783). - mm: fix set pageblock migratetype in deferred struct page init (bnc#1027195). - mm/page_alloc: Remove useless parameter of __free_pages_boot_core (bnc#1027195). - module: move add_taint_module() to a header file (fate#313296). - net/ena: change condition for host attribute configuration (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: change driver's default timeouts (bsc#1026509). - net: ena: change the return type of ena_set_push_mode() to be void (bsc#1026509). - net: ena: Fix error return code in ena_device_init() (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: fix ethtool RSS flow configuration (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: fix NULL dereference when removing the driver after device reset failed (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: fix potential access to freed memory during device reset (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: fix queues number calculation (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: fix RSS default hash configuration (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: reduce the severity of ena printouts (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: refactor ena_get_stats64 to be atomic context safe (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: remove ntuple filter support from device feature list (bsc#1026509). - net: ena: remove superfluous check in ena_remove() (bsc#1026509). - net: ena: Remove unnecessary pci_set_drvdata() (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: update driver version to 1.1.2 (bsc#1026509). - net/ena: use READ_ONCE to access completion descriptors (bsc#1026509). - net: ena: use setup_timer() and mod_timer() (bsc#1026509). - net/mlx4_core: Avoid command timeouts during VF driver device shutdown (bsc#1028017). - net/mlx4_core: Avoid delays during VF driver device shutdown (bsc#1028017). - net/mlx4_core: Fix racy CQ (Completion Queue) free (bsc#1028017). - net/mlx4_core: Fix when to save some qp context flags for dynamic VST to VGT transitions (bsc#1028017). - net/mlx4_core: Use cq quota in SRIOV when creating completion EQs (bsc#1028017). - net/mlx4_en: Fix bad WQE issue (bsc#1028017). - NFS: do not try to cross a mountpount when there isn't one there (bsc#1028041). - nvme: Do not suspend admin queue that wasn't created (bsc#1026505). - nvme: Suspend all queues before deletion (bsc#1026505). - PCI: hv: Fix wslot_to_devfn() to fix warnings on device removal (fate#320485, bug#1028217). - PCI: hv: Use device serial number as PCI domain (fate#320485, bug#1028217). - powerpc: Blacklist GCC 5.4 6.1 and 6.2 (boo#1028895). - RAID1: a new I/O barrier implementation to remove resync window (bsc#998106,bsc#1020048,bsc#982783). - RAID1: avoid unnecessary spin locks in I/O barrier code (bsc#998106,bsc#1020048,bsc#982783). - Revert 'give up on gcc ilog2() constant optimizations' (kabi). - Revert 'net: introduce device min_header_len' (kabi). - Revert 'net/mlx4_en: Avoid unregister_netdev at shutdown flow' (bsc#1028017). - Revert 'nfit, libnvdimm: fix interleave set cookie calculation' (kabi). - Revert 'RDMA/core: Fix incorrect structure packing for booleans' (kabi). - Revert 'target: Fix NULL dereference during LUN lookup + active I/O shutdown' (kabi). - rtlwifi: rtl_usb: Fix missing entry in USB driver's private data (bsc#1026462). - s390/kmsg: add missing kmsg descriptions (bnc#1025683, LTC#151573). - s390/mm: fix zone calculation in arch_add_memory() (bnc#1025683, LTC#152318). - sched/loadavg: Avoid loadavg spikes caused by delayed NO_HZ accounting (bsc#1018419). - scsi_dh_alua: Do not modify the interval value for retries (bsc#1012910). - scsi: do not print 'reservation conflict' for TEST UNIT READY (bsc#1027054). - softirq: Let ksoftirqd do its job (bsc#1019618). - supported.conf: Add tcp_westwood as supported module (fate#322432) - taint/module: Clean up global and module taint flags handling (fate#313296). - Update mainline reference in patches.drivers/drm-ast-Fix-memleaks-in-error-path-in-as t_fb_create.patch See (bsc#1028158) for the context in which this was discovered upstream. - x86/apic/uv: Silence a shift wrapping warning (bsc#1023866). - x86/mce: Do not print MCEs when mcelog is active (bsc#1013994). - x86, mm: fix gup_pte_range() vs DAX mappings (bsc#1026405). - x86/mm/gup: Simplify get_user_pages() PTE bit handling (bsc#1026405). - x86/platform/intel/iosf_mbi: Add a mutex for P-Unit access (bsc#1011913). - x86/platform/intel/iosf_mbi: Add a PMIC bus access notifier (bsc#1011913). - x86/platform: Remove warning message for duplicate NMI handlers (bsc#1029220). - x86/platform/UV: Add basic CPU NMI health check (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Add Support for UV4 Hubless NMIs (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Add Support for UV4 Hubless systems (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Clean up the NMI code to match current coding style (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Clean up the UV APIC code (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Ensure uv_system_init is called when necessary (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Fix 2 socket config problem (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Fix panic with missing UVsystab support (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Initialize PCH GPP_D_0 NMI Pin to be NMI source (bsc#1023866). - x86/platform/UV: Verify NMI action is valid, default is standard (bsc#1023866). - xen-blkfront: correct maximum segment accounting (bsc#1018263). - xen-blkfront: do not call talk_to_blkback when already connected to blkback. - xen/blkfront: Fix crash if backend does not follow the right states. - xen-blkfront: free resources if xlvbd_alloc_gendisk fails. - xen/netback: set default upper limit of tx/rx queues to 8 (bnc#1019163). - xen/netfront: set default upper limit of tx/rx queues to 8 (bnc#1019163). - xfs: do not take the IOLOCK exclusive for direct I/O page invalidation (bsc#1015609).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-04-03
    plugin id 99156
    published 2017-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99156
    title openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2017-418)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2017-419.NASL
    description The openSUSE Leap 42.1 kernel was updated to 4.1.39 to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2017-5669: The do_shmat function in ipc/shm.c in the Linux kernel did not restrict the address calculated by a certain rounding operation, which allowed local users to map page zero, and consequently bypass a protection mechanism that exists for the mmap system call, by making crafted shmget and shmat system calls in a privileged context (bnc#1026914). - CVE-2017-6348: The hashbin_delete function in net/irda/irqueue.c in the Linux kernel improperly manages lock dropping, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via crafted operations on IrDA devices (bnc#1027178). - CVE-2017-7184: The xfrm_replay_verify_len function in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel did not validate certain size data after an XFRM_MSG_NEWAE update, which allowed local users to obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (heap-based out-of-bounds access) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability, as demonstrated during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2017 for the Ubuntu 16.10 linux-image-* package 4.8.0.41.52 (bnc#1030573). - CVE-2016-10200: Race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by making multiple bind system calls without properly ascertaining whether a socket has the SOCK_ZAPPED status, related to net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c and net/l2tp/l2tp_ip6.c (bnc#1028415). - CVE-2017-2636: Race condition in drivers/tty/n_hdlc.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) by setting the HDLC line discipline (bnc#1027565). - CVE-2017-6345: The LLC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not ensure that a certain destructor exists in required circumstances, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (BUG_ON) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1027190). - CVE-2017-6346: Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a multithreaded application that made PACKET_FANOUT setsockopt system calls (bnc#1027189). - CVE-2017-6347: The ip_cmsg_recv_checksum function in net/ipv4/ip_sockglue.c in the Linux kernel has incorrect expectations about skb data layout, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, as demonstrated by use of the MSG_MORE flag in conjunction with loopback UDP transmission (bnc#1027179). - CVE-2017-6353: net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict association peel-off operations during certain wait states, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (invalid unlock and double free) via a multithreaded application. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2017-5986 (bnc#1025235). - CVE-2017-6214: The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag (bnc#1026722). - CVE-2016-2117: The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data (bnc#968697). - CVE-2016-10208: The ext4_fill_super function in fs/ext4/super.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups, which allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image (bnc#1023377). - CVE-2017-2596: The nested_vmx_check_vmptr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel improperly emulates the VMXON instruction, which allowed KVM L1 guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS memory consumption) by leveraging the mishandling of page references (bnc#1022785). - CVE-2017-2583: The load_segment_descriptor implementation in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel improperly emulates a 'MOV SS, NULL selector' instruction, which allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) or gain guest OS privileges via a crafted application (bnc#1020602). - CVE-2017-2584: arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted application that leverages instruction emulation for fxrstor, fxsave, sgdt, and sidt (bnc#1019851). The following non-security bugs were fixed : - Fix kABI breakage of musb struct in 4.1.39 (stable 4.1.39). - Revert 'ptrace: Capture the ptracer's creds not PT_PTRACE_CAP' (stable 4.1.39). - ext4: fix fencepost in s_first_meta_bg validation (bsc#1029986). - ext4: validate s_first_meta_bg at mount time (bsc#1023377). - kabi/severities: Ignore x86/kvm kABI changes for 4.1.39 - l2tp: fix address test in __l2tp_ip6_bind_lookup() (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: fix lookup for sockets not bound to a device in l2tp_ip (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: fix racy socket lookup in l2tp_ip and l2tp_ip6 bind() (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: hold socket before dropping lock in l2tp_ip{, 6}_recv() (bsc#1028415). - l2tp: lock socket before checking flags in connect() (bsc#1028415). - mm/huge_memory.c: respect FOLL_FORCE/FOLL_COW for thp (bsc#1030118).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-04-05
    plugin id 99157
    published 2017-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99157
    title openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2017-419)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-1247-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA LTSS kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2015-1350: The VFS subsystem in the Linux kernel provided an incomplete set of requirements for setattr operations that underspecifies 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-2016-2117: The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel incorrectly enabled scatter/gather I/O, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data (bnc#968697). - CVE-2016-3070: The trace_writeback_dirty_page implementation in include/trace/events/writeback.h in the Linux kernel improperly interacted with mm/migrate.c, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a certain page move (bnc#979215). - CVE-2016-5243: The tipc_nl_compat_link_dump function in net/tipc/netlink_compat.c in the Linux kernel did not properly copy a certain string, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a Netlink message (bnc#983212). - 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-2016-9588: arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel mismanages the #BP and #OF exceptions, which allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by declining to handle an exception thrown by an L2 guest (bnc#1015703). - CVE-2016-10044: The aio_mount function in fs/aio.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict execute access, which made it easier for local users to bypass intended SELinux W^X policy restrictions, and consequently gain privileges, via an io_setup system call (bnc#1023992). - CVE-2016-10200: Race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by making multiple bind system calls without properly ascertaining whether a socket has the SOCK_ZAPPED status, related to net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c and net/l2tp/l2tp_ip6.c (bnc#1028415). - CVE-2016-10208: The ext4_fill_super function in fs/ext4/super.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups, which allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image (bnc#1023377). - CVE-2017-2671: The ping_unhash function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel is too late in obtaining a certain lock and consequently cannot ensure that disconnect function calls are safe, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by leveraging access to the protocol value of IPPROTO_ICMP in a socket system call (bnc#1031003). - CVE-2017-5669: The do_shmat function in ipc/shm.c in the Linux kernel did not restrict the address calculated by a certain rounding operation, which allowed local users to map page zero, and consequently bypass a protection mechanism that exists for the mmap system call, by making crafted shmget and shmat system calls in a privileged context (bnc#1026914). - CVE-2017-5897: The ip6gre_err function in net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to have unspecified impact via vectors involving GRE flags in an IPv6 packet, which trigger an out-of-bounds access (bnc#1023762). - 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-2017-5986: Race condition in the sctp_wait_for_sndbuf function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and panic) via a multithreaded application that peels off an association in a certain buffer-full state (bnc#1025235). - 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 obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) via an application that made an IPV6_RECVPKTINFO setsockopt system call (bnc#1026024). - CVE-2017-6214: The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag (bnc#1026722). - CVE-2017-6345: The LLC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not ensure that a certain destructor exists in required circumstances, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (BUG_ON) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1027190). - CVE-2017-6346: Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a multithreaded application that made PACKET_FANOUT setsockopt system calls (bnc#1027189). - CVE-2017-6348: The hashbin_delete function in net/irda/irqueue.c in the Linux kernel improperly managed lock dropping, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via crafted operations on IrDA devices (bnc#1027178). - CVE-2017-6353: net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict association peel-off operations during certain wait states, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (invalid unlock and double free) via a multithreaded application. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2017-5986 (bnc#1027066). - CVE-2017-7187: The sg_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large command size in an SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN ioctl call, leading to out-of-bounds write access in the sg_write function (bnc#1030213). - CVE-2017-7261: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not check for a zero value of certain levels data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (ZERO_SIZE_PTR dereference, and GPF and possibly panic) via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031052). - CVE-2017-7294: The vmw_surface_define_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel did not validate addition of certain levels data, which allowed local users to trigger an integer overflow and out-of-bounds write, and cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly gain privileges, via a crafted ioctl call for a /dev/dri/renderD* device (bnc#1031440). - CVE-2017-7308: The packet_set_ring function in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bnc#1031579). - CVE-2017-7616: Incorrect error handling in the set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in mm/mempolicy.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized stack data by triggering failure of a certain bitmap operation (bnc#1033336). 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-30
    plugin id 100150
    published 2017-05-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=100150
    title SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1247-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2016-2584.NASL
    description An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix(es) : * It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) * Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156; Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 94547
    published 2016-11-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94547
    title RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2016:2584)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2016-2574.NASL
    description An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) * Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156; Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 94537
    published 2016-11-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94537
    title RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2016:2574)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2016-2574.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2574 : An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) * Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156; Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-10-24
    plugin id 94697
    published 2016-11-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94697
    title Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2016-2574)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3003-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered multiple out-of-bounds reads in the OZMO USB over wifi device drivers in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-4004) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the Linux kernel would improperly disable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) for x86 processes running in 32 bit mode if stack-consumption resource limits were disabled. A local attacker could use this to make it easier to exploit an existing vulnerability in a setuid/setgid program. (CVE-2016-3672) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC Network Control Model USB driver in the Linux kernel did not cancel work events queued if a later error occurred, resulting in a use-after-free. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3951) It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write could occur when handling incoming packets in the USB/IP implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3955) Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) Jann Horn discovered that the InfiniBand interfaces within the Linux kernel could be coerced into overwriting kernel memory. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to possibly gain administrative privileges on systems where InifiniBand related kernel modules are loaded. (CVE-2016-4565) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91565
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91565
    title Ubuntu 15.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3003-1)
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2016-1020.NASL
    description According to the versions of the kernel packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation handled sctp_accept() during the processing of heartbeat timeout events. A remote attacker could use this flaw to prevent further connections to be accepted by the SCTP server running on the system, resulting in a denial of service.(CVE-2015-8767) - The ovl_setattr function in fs/overlayfs/inode.c in the Linux kernel through 4.3.3 attempts to merge distinct setattr operations, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and modify the attributes of arbitrary overlay files via a crafted application.(CVE-2015-8660) - Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-2847) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-14
    plugin id 99783
    published 2017-05-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99783
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2016-1020)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3005-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Multiple race conditions where discovered in the Linux kernel's ext4 file system. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (disk corruption) by writing to a page that is associated with a different users file after unsynchronized hole punching and page-fault handling. (CVE-2015-8839) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) Jann Horn discovered that the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) implementation in the Linux kernel could overflow reference counters on systems with more than 32GB of physical ram and with RLIMIT_MEMLOCK set to infinite. A local unprivileged attacker could use to create a use-after- free situation, causing a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-4558) Jann Horn discovered that the InfiniBand interfaces within the Linux kernel could be coerced into overwriting kernel memory. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to possibly gain administrative privileges on systems where InifiniBand related kernel modules are loaded. (CVE-2016-4565) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91567
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91567
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3005-1)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2017-0057.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : please see Oracle VM Security Advisory OVMSA-2017-0057 for details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 99163
    published 2017-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99163
    title OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0057) (Dirty COW)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3000-1.NASL
    description Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-2117) Jann Horn discovered that eCryptfs improperly attempted to use the mmap() handler of a lower filesystem that did not implement one, causing a recursive page fault to occur. A local unprivileged attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-1583) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered multiple out-of-bounds reads in the OZMO USB over wifi device drivers in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-4004) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's GTCO digitizer USB device driver did not properly validate endpoint descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2187) Sergej Schumilo, Hendrik Schwartke, and Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the MCT USB RS232 Converter device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate USB device descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3136) Sergej Schumilo, Hendrik Schwartke, and Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Cypress M8 USB device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate USB device descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3137) Sergej Schumilo, Hendrik Schwartke, and Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Linux kernel's USB driver for Digi AccelePort serial converters did not properly validate USB device descriptors. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3140) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the Linux kernel would improperly disable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) for x86 processes running in 32 bit mode if stack-consumption resource limits were disabled. A local attacker could use this to make it easier to exploit an existing vulnerability in a setuid/setgid program. (CVE-2016-3672) It was discovered that the Linux kernel's USB driver for IMS Passenger Control Unit devices did not properly validate the device's interfaces. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3689) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC Network Control Model USB driver in the Linux kernel did not cancel work events queued if a later error occurred, resulting in a use-after-free. An attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-3951) It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write could occur when handling incoming packets in the USB/IP implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3955) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC type 2 Support implementations in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4485) Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the routing netlink socket interface (rtnetlink) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4486) It was discovered that in some situations the Linux kernel did not handle propagated mounts correctly. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4581). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91562
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91562
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic vulnerabilities (USN-3000-1)
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2016:2574
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2016:2584
rpms
  • kernel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-abi-whitelists-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-bootwrapper-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-debug-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-doc-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-headers-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-kdump-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-tools-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • perf-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • python-perf-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-rt-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-devel-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-kvm-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-devel-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-doc-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-kvm-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-devel-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-kvm-0:3.10.0-514.rt56.420.el7
refmap via4
bid 84500
confirm
debian DSA-3607
mlist [oss-security] 20160316 CVE-2016-2117 memory disclosure to ethernet due to unchecked scatter/gather IO
ubuntu
  • USN-2989-1
  • USN-2998-1
  • USN-3000-1
  • USN-3001-1
  • USN-3002-1
  • USN-3003-1
  • USN-3004-1
  • USN-3005-1
  • USN-3006-1
  • USN-3007-1
Last major update 28-11-2016 - 15:03
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Last modified 04-01-2018 - 21:30
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