SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:2511-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.61-52_72 fixes several issues.
The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-1000112: Prevent a race condition in net-packet
code that could have been exploited by unprivileged
users to gain root access (bsc#1052368).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1052311
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1052368
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-1000112.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?9ac5ed0c

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-1555=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103301 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000112

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