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[opensuse-security] Re: [security-announce] SUSE-SU-2012:0789-1: important: Security update for Linux kernel
Hello all,

I installed that kernel update at a SLES11-SP2 machine.
As one can read the kernel number changed from 3.0.26-0.7 to 3.0.34-0-7
instead of backporting the fixes.
Unusual for an openSUSE security update but much more unusual (and unwanted)
for an enterprise system!

In our case it broke my Symantec Netbackup media server, because of
changes (or an error?) in the new tape drivers. Even lsscsi could not identify
the tape drives of our Quantum tape library any more. We had to go back to
the older kernel to make our backup system work again.

Everyone should consider to configure all own SLES installations
to allow the multiversion kernel feature to have a fallback in such
cases:

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Keep_multiple_kernel_versions

It is an openSUSE SDB entry but worked for me.

Joe


Am Dienstag, 26. Juni 2012 02:08:23 schrieb opensuse-security@xxxxxxxxxxxx:
SUSE Security Update: Security update for Linux kernel
___________________________________________________________________________
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Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2012:0789-1
Rating: important
References: #556135 #735909 #743579 #744404 #747404 #754690
#756050 #757315 #758243 #759336 #759545 #759805
#760237 #760806 #761087 #761245 #762991 #762992
#763267 #763307 #763485 #763717 #764091 #764150
#764209 #764500 #764900 #765102 #765253 #765320
#765524
Cross-References: CVE-2012-2119 CVE-2012-2136 CVE-2012-2373
CVE-2012-2375 CVE-2012-2390
Affected Products:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for VMware
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11
SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
SLE 11 SERVER Unsupported Extras
___________________________________________________________________________
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An update that solves 5 vulnerabilities and has 26 fixes is
now available. It includes one version update.

Description:


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 kernel was updated to
3.0.34, fixing a lot of bugs and security issues.

The update from Linux kernel 3.0.31 to 3.0.34 also fixes
various bugs not listed here.

The following security issues have been fixed:

*

CVE-2012-2136: Local attackers could trigger an
overflow in sock_alloc_send_pksb(), potentially crashing
the machine or escalate privileges.

*

CVE-2012-2390: A memory leak in transparent hugepages
on mmap failure could be used by local attacker to run the
machine out of memory (local denial of service).

*

CVE-2012-2119: A malicious guest driver could
overflow the host stack by passing a long descriptor, so
potentially crashing the host system or escalating
privileges on the host.

*

CVE-2012-2375: Malicious NFS server could crash the
clients when more than 2 GETATTR bitmap words are returned
in response to the FATTR4_ACL attribute requests, only
incompletely fixed by CVE-2011-4131.

The following non-security bugs have been fixed:


Hyper-V:

* storvsc: Properly handle errors from the host
(bnc#747404).
* HID: hid-hyperv: Do not use hid_parse_report()
directly.
* HID: hyperv: Set the hid drvdata correctly.
* drivers/hv: Get rid of an unnecessary check in
vmbus_prep_negotiate_resp().
* drivers/hv: util: Properly handle version
negotiations.
* hv: fix return type of hv_post_message().
* net/hyperv: Add flow control based on hi/low
watermark.
* usb/net: rndis: break out <1/rndis.h> defines. only
net/hyperv part
* usb/net: rndis: remove ambigous status codes. only
net/hyperv part
* usb/net: rndis: merge command codes. only net/hyperv
part
* net/hyperv: Adding cancellation to ensure rndis
filter is closed.
* update hv drivers to 3.4-rc1, requires new
hv_kvp_daemon:
* drivers: hv: kvp: Add/cleanup connector defines.
* drivers: hv: kvp: Move the contents of hv_kvp.h to
hyperv.h.
* net/hyperv: Convert camel cased variables in
rndis_filter.c to lower cases.
* net/hyperv: Correct the assignment in
netvsc_recv_callback().
* net/hyperv: Remove the unnecessary memset in
rndis_filter_send().
* drivers: hv: Cleanup the kvp related state in
hyperv.h.
* tools: hv: Use hyperv.h to get the KVP definitions.
* drivers: hv: kvp: Cleanup the kernel/user protocol.
* drivers: hv: Increase the number of VCPUs supported
in the guest.
* net/hyperv: Fix data corruption in
rndis_filter_receive().
* net/hyperv: Add support for vlan trunking from guests.
* Drivers: hv: Add new message types to enhance KVP.
* Drivers: hv: Support the newly introduced KVP
messages in the driver.
* Tools: hv: Fully support the new KVP verbs in the
user level daemon.
* Tools: hv: Support enumeration from all the pools.
* net/hyperv: Fix the code handling tx busy.
* patches.suse/suse-hv-pata_piix-ignore-disks.patch
replace our version of this patch with upstream variant:
ata_piix: defer disks to the Hyper-V drivers by default
libata: add a host flag to ignore detected ATA devices.


Btrfs:

* btrfs: more module message prefixes.
* vfs: re-implement writeback_inodes_sb(_nr)_if_idle()
and rename them
* btrfs: flush all the dirty pages if
try_to_writeback_inodes_sb_nr() fails
* vfs: re-implement writeback_inodes_sb(_nr)_if_idle()
and rename them
* btrfs: fix locking in btrfs_destroy_delayed_refs
* btrfs: wake up transaction waiters when aborting a
transaction
* btrfs: abort the transaction if the commit fails
* btrfs: fix btrfs_destroy_marked_extents
* btrfs: unlock everything properly in the error case
for nocow
* btrfs: fix return code in drop_objectid_items
* btrfs: check to see if the inode is in the log before
fsyncing
* btrfs: pass locked_page into
extent_clear_unlock_delalloc if theres an error
* btrfs: check the return code of btrfs_save_ino_cache
* btrfs: do not update atime for RO snapshots
(FATE#306586).
* btrfs: convert the inode bit field to use the actual
bit operations
* btrfs: fix deadlock when the process of delayed refs
fails
* btrfs: stop defrag the files automatically when doin
readonly remount or umount
* btrfs: avoid memory leak of extent state in error
handling routine
* btrfs: make sure that we have made everything in
pinned tree clean
* btrfs: destroy the items of the delayed inodes in
error handling routine
* btrfs: ulist realloc bugfix
* btrfs: bugfix in btrfs_find_parent_nodes
* btrfs: bugfix: ignore the wrong key for indirect tree
block backrefs
* btrfs: avoid buffer overrun in btrfs_printk
* btrfs: fall back to non-inline if we do not have
enough space
* btrfs: NUL-terminate path buffer in DEV_INFO ioctl
result
* btrfs: avoid buffer overrun in mount option handling
* btrfs: do not do balance in readonly mode
* btrfs: fix the same inode id problem when doing auto
defragment
* btrfs: fix wrong error returned by adding a device
* btrfs: use fastpath in extent state ops as much as
possible


Misc:

* tcp: drop SYN+FIN messages (bnc#765102).
* mm: avoid swapping out with swappiness==0
(swappiness).
* thp: avoid atomic64_read in pmd_read_atomic for 32bit
PAE (bnc#762991).
* paravirt: Split paravirt MMU ops (bnc#556135,
bnc#754690, FATE#306453).
* paravirt: Only export pv_mmu_ops symbol if
PARAVIRT_MMU
* parvirt: Stub support KABI for KVM_MMU (bnc#556135,
bnc#754690, FATE#306453).
* tmpfs: implement NUMA node interleaving (bnc#764209).
* synaptics-hp-clickpad: Fix the detection of LED on
the recent HP laptops (bnc#765524)
* supported.conf: mark xt_AUDIT as supported
(bnc#765253)
* mm: pmd_read_atomic: fix 32bit PAE pmd walk vs
pmd_populate SMP race condition (bnc#762991 CVE-2012-2373).
* xhci: Do not free endpoints in xhci_mem_cleanup()
(bnc#763307).
* xhci: Fix invalid loop check in xhci_free_tt_info()
(bnc#763307).
* drm: Skip too big EDID extensions (bnc#764900).
* drm/i915: Add HP EliteBook to LVDS-temporary-disable
list (bnc#763717).
* hwmon: (fam15h_power) Increase output resolution
(bnc#759336).
* hwmon: (k10temp) Add support for AMD Trinity CPUs
(bnc#759336).
* rpm/kernel-binary.spec.in: Own the right -kdump
initrd (bnc#764500)
* memcg: prevent from OOM with too many dirty pages.
* dasd: re-prioritize partition detection message
(bnc#764091,LTC#81617).
* kernel: pfault task state race (bnc#764091,LTC#81724).
* kernel: clear page table for sw large page emulation
(bnc#764091,LTC#81933).
* USB: fix bug of device descriptor got from superspeed
device (bnc#761087).
* xfrm: take net hdr len into account for esp payload
size calculation (bnc#759545).
* st: clean up dev cleanup in st_probe (bnc#760806).
* st: clean up device file creation and removal
(bnc#760806).
* st: get rid of scsi_tapes array (bnc#760806).
* st: raise device limit (bnc#760806).
* st: Use static class attributes (bnc#760806).
* mm: Optimize put_mems_allowed() usage (VM
performance).
* cifs: fix oops while traversing open file list (try
#4) (bnc#756050).
* scsi: Fix dm-multipath starvation when scsi host is
busy (bnc#763485).
* dasd: process all requests in the device tasklet
(bnc#763267).
* rt2x00:Add RT539b chipset support (bnc#760237).
* kabi/severities: Ignore changes in
drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00, these are just exports used
among the rt2x00 modules.
* rt2800: radio 3xxx: reprogram only lower bits of
RF_R3 (bnc#759805).
* rt2800: radio 3xxx: program RF_R1 during channel
switch (bnc#759805).
* rt2800: radio 3xxxx: channel switch RX/TX calibration
fixes (bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: Avoid unnecessary uncached (bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: Introduce sta_add/remove callbacks
(bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: Add WCID to crypto struct (bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: Add WCID to HT TX descriptor (bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: Move bssidx calculation into its own function
(bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: Make use of sta_add/remove callbacks in
rt2800 (bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: Forbid aggregation for STAs not programmed
into the hw (bnc#759805).
* rt2x00: handle spurious pci interrupts (bnc#759805).
* rt2800: disable DMA after firmware load.
* rt2800: radio 3xxx: add channel switch calibration
routines (bnc#759805).
* rpm/kernel-binary.spec.in: Obsolete ath3k, as it is
now in the tree.
* floppy: remove floppy-specific O_EXCL handling
(bnc#757315).
* floppy: convert to delayed work and single-thread wq
(bnc#761245).

Security Issue references:

* CVE-2012-2119
<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2119

* CVE-2012-2136
<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2136

* CVE-2012-2373
<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2373

* CVE-2012-2390
<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2390

* CVE-2012-2375
<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2375


Indications:

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on x86_64 architecture should update.

Special Instructions and Notes:

Please reboot the system after installing this update.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for VMware:

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-6457 slessp2-kernel-6463

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2:

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-6453 slessp2-kernel-6457
slessp2-kernel-6458 slessp2-kernel-6463 slessp2-kernel-6467

- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2:

zypper in -t patch sleshasp2-kernel-6453 sleshasp2-kernel-6457
sleshasp2-kernel-6458 sleshasp2-kernel-6463 sleshasp2-kernel-6467

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2:

zypper in -t patch sledsp2-kernel-6457 sledsp2-kernel-6463

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for VMware (i586 x86_64) [New
Version: 3.0.34]:

kernel-default-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-default-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-default-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-source-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-syms-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for VMware (i586) [New Version:
3.0.34]:

kernel-pae-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-pae-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-pae-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64)
[New Version: 3.0.34]:

kernel-default-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-default-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-default-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-source-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-syms-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (i586 x86_64) [New Version:
3.0.34]:

kernel-ec2-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-ec2-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-ec2-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (s390x) [New Version: 3.0.34]:

kernel-default-man-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (ppc64) [New Version: 3.0.34]:

kernel-ppc64-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-ppc64-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-ppc64-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (i586) [New Version: 3.0.34]:

kernel-pae-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-pae-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-pae-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 (i586 ia64
ppc64 s390x x86_64):

cluster-network-kmp-default-1.4_3.0.34_0.7-2.10.30
cluster-network-kmp-trace-1.4_3.0.34_0.7-2.10.30
gfs2-kmp-default-2_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30
gfs2-kmp-trace-2_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30
ocfs2-kmp-default-1.6_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30
ocfs2-kmp-trace-1.6_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30

- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 (i586
x86_64):

cluster-network-kmp-xen-1.4_3.0.34_0.7-2.10.30
gfs2-kmp-xen-2_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30
ocfs2-kmp-xen-1.6_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30

- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 (ppc64):

cluster-network-kmp-ppc64-1.4_3.0.34_0.7-2.10.30
gfs2-kmp-ppc64-2_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30
ocfs2-kmp-ppc64-1.6_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30

- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 (i586):

cluster-network-kmp-pae-1.4_3.0.34_0.7-2.10.30
gfs2-kmp-pae-2_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30
ocfs2-kmp-pae-1.6_3.0.34_0.7-0.7.30

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 (i586 x86_64) [New Version:
3.0.34]:

kernel-default-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-default-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-default-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-default-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-source-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-syms-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-trace-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-xen-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 (i586) [New Version: 3.0.34]:

kernel-pae-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-pae-base-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-pae-devel-3.0.34-0.7.9
kernel-pae-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SLE 11 SERVER Unsupported Extras (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):

ext4-writeable-kmp-default-0_3.0.34_0.7-0.14.11
kernel-default-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SLE 11 SERVER Unsupported Extras (i586 x86_64):

ext4-writeable-kmp-xen-0_3.0.34_0.7-0.14.11
kernel-xen-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SLE 11 SERVER Unsupported Extras (ppc64):

ext4-writeable-kmp-ppc64-0_3.0.34_0.7-0.14.11
kernel-ppc64-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9

- SLE 11 SERVER Unsupported Extras (i586):

ext4-writeable-kmp-pae-0_3.0.34_0.7-0.14.11
kernel-pae-extra-3.0.34-0.7.9


References:

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2119.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2136.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2373.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2375.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2390.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/556135
https://bugzilla.novell.com/735909
https://bugzilla.novell.com/743579
https://bugzilla.novell.com/744404
https://bugzilla.novell.com/747404
https://bugzilla.novell.com/754690
https://bugzilla.novell.com/756050
https://bugzilla.novell.com/757315
https://bugzilla.novell.com/758243
https://bugzilla.novell.com/759336
https://bugzilla.novell.com/759545
https://bugzilla.novell.com/759805
https://bugzilla.novell.com/760237
https://bugzilla.novell.com/760806
https://bugzilla.novell.com/761087
https://bugzilla.novell.com/761245
https://bugzilla.novell.com/762991
https://bugzilla.novell.com/762992
https://bugzilla.novell.com/763267
https://bugzilla.novell.com/763307
https://bugzilla.novell.com/763485
https://bugzilla.novell.com/763717
https://bugzilla.novell.com/764091
https://bugzilla.novell.com/764150
https://bugzilla.novell.com/764209
https://bugzilla.novell.com/764500
https://bugzilla.novell.com/764900
https://bugzilla.novell.com/765102
https://bugzilla.novell.com/765253
https://bugzilla.novell.com/765320
https://bugzilla.novell.com/765524

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