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[security-announce] SUSE Security Announcement: Linux kernel (SUSE-SA:2011:042)

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SUSE Security Announcement

Package: kernel
Announcement ID: SUSE-SA:2011:042
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:00:00 +0000
Affected Products: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4
SLE SDK 10 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
Vulnerability Type: remote denial of service
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:C)
SUSE Default Package: yes
Cross-References: CVE-2009-4067, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1776
CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-3363

Content of This Advisory:
1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
Linux kernel security issues
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

This Linux kernel update fixes various security issues and bugs in
the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 kernel.

Following security issues were fixed:
CVE-2009-4067: A USB string descriptor overflow in the auerwald
USB driver was fixed, which could be used by physically proximate
attackers to cause a kernel crash.

CVE-2011-3363: Always check the path in CIFS mounts to avoid
interesting filesystem path interaction issues and potential crashes.

CVE-2011-3191: A malicious CIFS server could cause a integer overflow
on the local machine on directory index operations, in turn causing
memory corruption.

CVE-2011-1776: The is_gpt_valid function in fs/partitions/efi.c in
the Linux kernel did not check the size of an Extensible Firmware
Interface (EFI) GUID Partition Table (GPT) entry, which allowed
physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based
buffer overflow and OOPS) or obtain sensitive information from kernel
heap memory by connecting a crafted GPT storage device, a different
vulnerability than CVE-2011-1577.

Following non-security issues were fixed:
- md: fix deadlock in md/raid1 and md/raid10 when handling a read error
(bnc#628343).
- md: fix possible raid1/raid10 deadlock on read error during resync
(bnc#628343).
- Add timeo parameter to /proc/mounts for nfs filesystems (bnc#616256).

- virtio: indirect ring entries (VIRTIO_RING_F_INDIRECT_DESC) (bnc#713876).
- virtio: teach virtio_has_feature() about transport features (bnc#713876).

- nf_nat: do not add NAT extension for confirmed conntracks (bnc#709213).

- 8250: Oxford Semiconductor Devices (bnc#717126).
- 8250_pci: Add support for the Digi/IBM PCIe 2-port Adapter (bnc#717126).
- 8250: Fix capabilities when changing the port type (bnc#717126).
- 8250: Add EEH support (bnc#717126).

- xfs: fix memory reclaim recursion deadlock on locked inode buffer
(bnc#699355 bnc#699354 bnc#721830).

- ipmi: do not grab locks in run-to-completion mode (bnc#717421).

- cifs: add fallback in is_path_accessible for old servers (bnc#718028).

- cciss: do not attempt to read from a write-only register (bnc#683101).

- s390: kernel: System hang if hangcheck timer expires (bnc#712009,
LTC#74157).
- s390: kernel: NSS creation with initrd fails (bnc#712009,LTC#74207).
- s390: kernel: remove code to handle topology interrupts (bnc#712009,
LTC#74440).

- xen: Added 1083-kbdfront-absolute-coordinates.patch (bnc#717585).

- acpi: Use a spinlock instead of mutex to guard gbl_lock access
(bnc#707439).

- Allow balance_dirty_pages to help other filesystems (bnc#709369).
- nfs: fix congestion control (bnc#709369).
- NFS: Separate metadata and page cache revalidation mechanisms
(bnc#709369).

- jbd: Fix oops in journal_remove_journal_head() (bnc#694315).

- xen/blkfront: avoid NULL de-reference in CDROM ioctl handling
(bnc#701355).
- xen/x86: replace order-based range checking of M2P table by
linear one.
- xen/x86: use dynamically adjusted upper bound for contiguous regions
(bnc#635880).

- Fix type in
patches.fixes/libiscsi-dont-run-scsi-eh-if-iscsi-task-is-making-progress.

- s390: cio: Add timeouts for internal IO (bnc#701550,LTC#72691).
- s390: kernel: first time swap use results in heavy swapping
(bnc#701550, LTC#73132).
- s390: qeth: wrong number of output queues for HiperSockets
(bnc#701550, LTC#73814).

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 Desktop 10 SP4 for x86

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6253a90635c740c154fb5e3cc64612f2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=be6b41cc85222e68513448b61b7af786

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6253a90635c740c154fb5e3cc64612f2

SLE SDK 10 SP4

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=be6b41cc85222e68513448b61b7af786

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=c4377326fa8f6c8c833ef411e531a291

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=169bd714365eb7c38e38540921171d06

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6253a90635c740c154fb5e3cc64612f2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=be6b41cc85222e68513448b61b7af786

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=b1201574824e860419470a1e97bdba2c

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=c4377326fa8f6c8c833ef411e531a291

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=169bd714365eb7c38e38540921171d06

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6253a90635c740c154fb5e3cc64612f2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=be6b41cc85222e68513448b61b7af786

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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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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 2048R/3D25D3D9 1999-03-06 SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>
pub 1024D/9C800ACA 2000-10-19 SuSE Package Signing Key <build@xxxxxxx>

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