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HistoryApr 12, 2016 - 12:09 p.m.

Security update for the Linux Kernel (important)

2016-04-1212:09:32
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The openSUSE Leap 42.1 kernel was updated to 4.1.20 to receive various
security and bugfixes.

The following security bugs were fixed:

  • CVE-2015-1339: A memory leak in cuse could be used to exhaust kernel
    memory. (bsc#969356).
  • CVE-2015-7799: The slhc_init function in drivers/net/slip/slhc.c in the
    Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid, which
    allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer
    dereference and system crash) via a crafted PPPIOCSMAXCID ioctl call
    (bnc#949936 951638).
  • CVE-2015-7872: The key_gc_unused_keys function in security/keys/gc.c in
    the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS)
    via crafted keyctl commands (bnc#951440).
  • CVE-2015-7884: The vivid_fb_ioctl function in
    drivers/media/platform/vivid/vivid-osd.c in the Linux kernel did not
    initialize a certain structure member, which allowed local users to
    obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted
    application (bnc#951626).
  • CVE-2015-8104: The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed guest OS
    users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic or hang) by triggering
    many #DB (aka Debug) exceptions, related to svm.c (bnc#954404).
  • CVE-2015-8709: kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel mishandled uid and
    gid mappings, which allowed local users to gain privileges by
    establishing a user namespace, waiting for a root process to enter that
    namespace with an unsafe uid or gid, and then using the ptrace system
    call. NOTE: the vendor states "there is no kernel bug here (bnc#959709).
  • CVE-2015-8767: net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel did not
    properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which
    allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a
    crafted sctp_accept call. (bsc#961509)
  • CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in
    the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service
    (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for
    the first segment of an iov (bnc#963765).
  • CVE-2015-8787: The nf_nat_redirect_ipv4 function in
    net/netfilter/nf_nat_redirect.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote
    attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and
    system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by sending
    certain IPv4 packets to an incompletely configured interface, a related
    issue to CVE-2003-1604 (bnc#963931).
  • CVE-2015-8812: A flaw was found in the CXGB3 kernel driver when the
    network was considered congested. The kernel would incorrectly
    misinterpret the congestion as an error condition and incorrectly
    free/clean up the skb. When the device would then send the skb’s queued,
    these structures would be referenced and may panic the system
    or allow an attacker to escalate privileges in a use-after-free
    scenario. (bsc#966437).
  • CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in
    drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain
    sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service
    (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during
    processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500).
  • CVE-2016-2069: When Linux invalidated a paging structure that is not in
    use locally, it could, in principle, race against another CPU that is
    switching to a process that uses the paging structure in question.
    (bsc#963767)
  • CVE-2016-2184: A malicious USB device could cause a kernel crash in the
    alsa usb-audio driver. (bsc#971125)
  • CVE-2016-2383: Incorrect branch fixups for eBPF allow arbitrary read
    of kernel memory. (bsc#966684)
  • CVE-2016-2384: A malicious USB device could cause a kernel crash in the
    alsa usb-audio driver. (bsc#966693)

The following non-security bugs were fixed:

  • alsa: hda - Apply clock gate workaround to Skylake, too (bsc#966137).
  • alsa: hda - disable dynamic clock gating on Broxton before reset
    (bsc#966137).
  • alsa: hda - Fix playback noise with 24/32 bit sample size on BXT
    (bsc#966137).
  • alsa: seq: Fix double port list deletion (bsc#968018).
  • alsa: seq: Fix leak of pool buffer at concurrent writes (bsc#968018).
  • alsa: timer: Fix race between stop and interrupt (bsc#968018).
  • alsa: timer: Fix wrong instance passed to slave callbacks (bsc#968018).
  • arm64: Add workaround for Cavium erratum 27456.
  • arm64: Backport arm64 patches from SLE12-SP1-ARM
  • btrfs: teach backref walking about backrefs with underflowed
    (bsc#966259).
  • cgroup kabi fix for 4.1.19.
  • config: Disable CONFIG_DDR. CONFIG_DDR is selected automatically by
    drivers which need it.
  • config: Disable MFD_TPS65218 The TPS65218 is a power management IC for
    32-bit ARM systems.
  • config: Modularize NF_REJECT_IPV4/V6 There is no reason why these helper
    modules should be built-in when the rest of netfilter is built as
    modules.
  • config: Update x86 config files: Enable Intel RAPL This driver is useful
    when power caping is needed. It was enabled in the SLE kernel 2 years
    ago.
  • Delete patches.fixes/bridge-module-get-put.patch. As discussed in
    <a href=“http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-kernel/2015-11/msg00046.html”>http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-kernel/2015-11/msg00046.html</a>
  • drm/i915: Fix double unref in intelfb_alloc failure path (boo#962866,
    boo#966179).
  • drm/i915: Fix failure paths around initial fbdev allocation (boo#962866,
    boo#966179).
  • drm/i915: Pin the ifbdev for the info-&gt;system_base GGTT mmapping
    (boo#962866, boo#966179).
  • e1000e: Avoid divide by zero error (bsc#965125).
  • e1000e: fix division by zero on jumbo MTUs (bsc#965125).
  • e1000e: fix systim issues (bsc#965125).
  • e1000e: Fix tight loop implementation of systime read algorithm
    (bsc#965125).
  • ibmvnic: Fix ibmvnic_capability struct.
  • intel: Disable Skylake support in intel_idle driver again (boo#969582)
    This turned out to bring a regression on some machines, unfortunately.
    It should be addressed in the upstream at first.
  • intel_idle: allow idle states to be freeze-mode specific (boo#969582).
  • intel_idle: Skylake Client Support (boo#969582).
  • intel_idle: Skylake Client Support - updated (boo#969582).
  • libceph: fix scatterlist last_piece calculation (bsc#963746).
  • lio: Add LIO clustered RBD backend (fate#318836)
  • net kabi fixes for 4.1.19.
  • numa patches updated to v15
  • ocfs2: fix dlmglue deadlock issue(bnc#962257)
  • pci: thunder: Add driver for ThunderX-pass{1,2} on-chip devices
  • pci: thunder: Add PCIe host driver for ThunderX processors
  • sd: Optimal I/O size is in bytes, not sectors (boo#961263).
  • sd: Reject optimal transfer length smaller than page size (boo#961263).
  • series.conf: move cxgb3 patch to network drivers section

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