Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 44 for SLE 12 SP3)

SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 44 for SLE 12 SP3)
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2022:1641-1
Rating: important
References: #1182294 #1197211 #1197344
Cross-References:CVE-2021-28688 CVE-2021-39713 CVE-2022-1011
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP3

An update that fixes three vulnerabilities is now available.

Description:

This update for the Linux Kernel 4.4.180-94_161 fixes several issues.
The following security issues were fixed:

  • CVE-2022-1011: A use-after-free flaw was found in the FUSE filesystem in the way a user triggers write(). This flaw allowed a local user to gain unauthorized access to data from the FUSE filesystem, resulting in privilege escalation. (bsc#1197344)
  • CVE-2021-39713: Fixed a race condition in the network scheduling subsystem which could lead to a use-after-free. (bsc#1197211)
  • CVE-2021-28688: The fix for XSA-365 includes initialization of pointers such that subsequent cleanup code wouldn't use uninitialized or stale values. This initialization went too far and may under certain conditions also overwrite pointers which are in need of cleaning up. The lack of cleanup would result in leaking persistent grants. The leak in turn would prevent fully cleaning up after a respective guest has died, leaving around zombie domains. All Linux versions having the fix for XSA-365 applied are vulnerable. XSA-365 was classified to affect versions back to at least 3.11 (bsc#1182294)

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 Server for SAP 12-SP3:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP3-2022-1641=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-LTSS:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2022-1641=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP3 (ppc64le x86_64):
    • kgraft-patch-4_4_180-94_161-default-2-2.1
    • kgraft-patch-4_4_180-94_161-default-debuginfo-2-2.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-LTSS (ppc64le x86_64):
    • kgraft-patch-4_4_180-94_161-default-2-2.1
    • kgraft-patch-4_4_180-94_161-default-debuginfo-2-2.1

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