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[security-announce] SUSE Security Announcement: Linux kernel (SUSE-SA:2011:031)

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SUSE Security Announcement

Package: kernel
Announcement ID: SUSE-SA:2011:031
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:00:00 +0000
Affected Products: SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability
Extension 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
Vulnerability Type: remote denial of service, potential local
privilege escalation
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
SUSE Default Package: yes
Cross-References: CVE-2011-1012, CVE-2011-1017, CVE-2011-1020
CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079, CVE-2011-1080
CVE-2011-1160, CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171
CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-1173, CVE-2011-1577
CVE-2011-1585, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1598
CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1748
CVE-2011-2182, CVE-2011-2183, CVE-2011-2213
CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2496, CVE-2011-2517

Content of This Advisory:
1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
Linux kernel security update
Problem Description
2) Solution or Work-Around
3) Special Instructions and Notes
4) Package Location and Checksums
5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
none
6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

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1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1 kernel was updated to
2.6.32.43 and fixes various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues were fixed:
CVE-2011-2496: The normal mmap paths all avoid creating a mapping
where the pgoff inside the mapping could wrap around due to
overflow. However, an expanding mremap() can take such a non-wrapping
mapping and make it bigger and cause a wrapping condition.

CVE-2011-2491: A local unprivileged user able to access a NFS
filesystem could use file locking to deadlock parts of an nfs server
under some circumstance.

CVE-2011-2183: Fixed a race between ksmd and other memory management
code, which could result in a NULL ptr dereference and kernel crash.

CVE-2011-2517: In both trigger_scan and sched_scan operations, we were
checking for the SSID length before assigning the value correctly.
Since the memory was just kzalloced, the check was always failing
and SSID with over 32 characters were allowed to go through. This
required CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to be exploited.

CVE-2011-2213: A malicious user or buggy application could
inject diagnosing byte code and trigger an infinite loop in
inet_diag_bc_audit().

CVE-2011-1017,CVE-2011-1012,CVE-2011-2182: The code for evaluating
LDM partitions (in fs/partitions/ldm.c) contained bugs that could
crash the kernel for certain corrupted LDM partitions.

CVE-2011-1593: Multiple integer overflows in the next_pidmap function
in kernel/pid.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a
denial of service (system crash) via a crafted (1) getdents or (2)
readdir system call.

CVE-2011-1020: The proc filesystem implementation in the Linux
kernel did not restrict access to the /proc directory tree of a
process after this process performs an exec of a setuid program,
which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information or cause
a denial of service via open, lseek, read, and write system calls.

CVE-2011-1585: When using a setuid root mount.cifs, local users could
hijack password protected mounted CIFS shares of other local users.

CVE-2011-1160: Kernel information via the TPM devices could by used
by local attackers to read kernel memory.

CVE-2011-1577: The Linux kernel automatically evaluated partition
tables of storage devices. The code for evaluating EFI GUID partitions
(in fs/partitions/efi.c) contained a bug that causes a kernel oops
on certain corrupted GUID partition tables, which might be used by
local attackers to crash the kernel or potentially execute code.

CVE-2011-1078: In a bluetooth ioctl, struct sco_conninfo has one
padding byte in the end. Local variable cinfo of type sco_conninfo
was copied to userspace with this uninitialized one byte, leading to
an old stack contents leak.

CVE-2011-1079: In a bluetooth ioctl, struct ca is copied
from userspace. It was not checked whether the "device" field
was NULL terminated. This potentially leads to BUG() inside of
alloc_netdev_mqs() and/or information leak by creating a device with
a name made of contents of kernel stack.

CVE-2011-1080: In ebtables rule loading, struct tmp is copied
from userspace. It was not checked whether the "name" field is
NULL terminated. This may have lead to buffer overflow and passing
contents of kernel stack as a module name to try_then_request_module()
and, consequently, to modprobe commandline. It would be seen by all
userspace processes.

CVE-2011-1173: The econet_sendmsg function in net/econet/af_econet.c
in the Linux kernel on the x86_64 platform allowed remote attackers
to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory
by reading uninitialized data in the ah field of an Acorn Universal
Networking (AUN) packet.

CVE-2011-1170: net/ipv4/netfilter/arp_tables.c in the IPv4
implementation in the Linux kernel did not place the expected '0'
character at the end of string data in the values of certain structure
members, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive
information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN
capability to issue a crafted request, and then reading the argument
to the resulting modprobe process.

CVE-2011-1171: net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c in the IPv4
implementation in the Linux kernel did not place the expected '0'
character at the end of string data in the values of certain structure
members, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive
information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN
capability to issue a crafted request, and then reading the argument
to the resulting modprobe process.

CVE-2011-1172: net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c in the IPv6
implementation in the Linux kernel did not place the expected '0'
character at the end of string data in the values of certain structure
members, which allowed local users to obtain potentially sensitive
information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN
capability to issue a crafted request, and then reading the argument
to the resulting modprobe process.

CVE-2011-1746: Multiple integer overflows in the (1)
agp_allocate_memory and (2) agp_create_user_memory functions in
drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel before allowed local
users to trigger buffer overflows, and consequently cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact, via
vectors related to calls that specify a large number of memory pages.

CVE-2011-1745: Integer overflow in the agp_generic_insert_memory
function in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel allowed
local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system
crash) via a crafted AGPIOC_BIND agp_ioctl ioctl call.

CVE-2011-1598: The bcm_release function in net/can/bcm.c in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate a socket data structure, which allowed
local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) or
possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted release operation.

CVE-2011-1748: The raw_release function in net/can/raw.c in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate a socket data structure, which allows
local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) or
possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted release operation.

2) Solution or Work-Around

There is no known workaround, please install the update packages.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

Please reboot the machine after installing the update.

4) Package Location and Checksums

The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST
"Online Update" module or the "zypper" commandline tool. The package and
patch management stack will detect which updates are required and
automatically perform the necessary steps to verify and install them.

Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually
and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this
announcement. Then install the packages using the command

rpm -Fhv <file.rpm>

to apply the update, replacing <file.rpm> with the filename of the
downloaded RPM package.

Our maintenance customers are notified individually. The packages are
offered for installation from the maintenance web:

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP1

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=318b8dd82438317a3b490cab811b1fe6

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=ab6bc73efff4bb12a70b6df584f7073f

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=a6c7e8b67f942c75a3f7e6e76641ff63

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=fa5f3b489f8749e53517f2679345ee47

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=5d69352e58309ed0c7848b758f17d637

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=318b8dd82438317a3b490cab811b1fe6

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=5d69352e58309ed0c7848b758f17d637

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=318b8dd82438317a3b490cab811b1fe6

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=ab6bc73efff4bb12a70b6df584f7073f

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=a6c7e8b67f942c75a3f7e6e76641ff63

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=fa5f3b489f8749e53517f2679345ee47

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=5d69352e58309ed0c7848b758f17d637

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5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:

none
______________________________________________________________________________

6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

- Announcement authenticity verification:

SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
security announcements are published with a valid signature.

To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
and run the command

gpg --verify <file>

replacing <file> with the name of the file where you saved the
announcement. The output for a valid signature looks like:

gpg: Signature made <DATE> using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>"

where <DATE> is replaced by the date the document was signed.

If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
command

gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

- Package authenticity verification:

SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
and open source software community, the authenticity and the integrity of
a package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered
with.

The internal rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

rpm -v --checksig <file.rpm>

to verify the signature of the package, replacing <file.rpm> with the
filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
contains a valid signature from build@xxxxxxx with the key ID 9C800ACA.

This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on
RPMv4-based distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during
installation. You can also find it on the first installation CD and at
the end of this announcement.

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All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to
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SUSE's security contact is <security@xxxxxxxx> or <security@xxxxxxx>.
The <security@xxxxxxx> public key is listed below.
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The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular, the
clear text signature should show proof of the authenticity of the text.

SUSE Linux Products GmbH provides no warranties of any kind whatsoever
with respect to the information contained in this security advisory.

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pub 1024D/9C800ACA 2000-10-19 SuSE Package Signing Key <build@xxxxxxx>

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