Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 3 for SLE 15)

SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 3 for SLE 15)
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:1581-1
Rating: important
References: #1133191 #1135280 #1136446 #1136935 #1137597
Cross-References: CVE-2019-11085 CVE-2019-11477 CVE-2019-11478 CVE-2019-11487 CVE-2019-3846
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15

An update that fixes 5 vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for the Linux Kernel 4.12.14-25_13 fixes several issues.
The following security issues were fixed:

  • CVE-2019-3846: A flaw that allowed an attacker to corrupt memory and possibly escalate privileges was found in the mwifiex kernel module while connecting to a malicious wireless network (bsc#1136446).
  • CVE-2019-11477: A sequence of SACKs may have been crafted by a remote attacker such that one can trigger an integer overflow, leading to a kernel panic. (bsc#1137586).
  • CVE-2019-11478: It was possible to send a crafted sequence of SACKs which would fragment the TCP retransmission queue. A remote attacker may have been able to further exploit the fragmented queue to cause an expensive linked-list walk for subsequent SACKs received for that same TCP connection. (bsc#1137586)
  • CVE-2019-11487: The Linux kernel allowed page->_refcount reference count overflow, with resultant use-after-free issues, if about 140 GiB of RAM exists. This is related to fs/fuse/dev.c, fs/pipe.c, fs/splice.c, include/linux/mm.h, include/linux/pipe_fs_i.h, kernel/trace/trace.c, mm/gup.c, and mm/hugetlb.c. It can occur with FUSE requests (bsc#1133191).
  • CVE-2019-11085: Insufficient input validation in Kernel Mode Driver in Intel(R) i915 Graphics may allowed an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access (bsc#1135280).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1579=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1581=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1582=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1583=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1584=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1585=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1586=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2019-1587=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15 (ppc64le x86_64):
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_13-default-7-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_13-default-debuginfo-7-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_16-default-6-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_16-default-debuginfo-6-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_19-default-6-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_19-default-debuginfo-6-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_22-default-5-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_22-default-debuginfo-5-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_25-default-4-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_25-default-debuginfo-4-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_28-default-3-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_28-default-debuginfo-3-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_3-default-10-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_3-default-debuginfo-10-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_6-default-9-2.1
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-25_6-default-debuginfo-9-2.1