SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2014:0229-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 kernel was updated to fix
a regression introduced by the last update.

Regression fix :

- scsi_dh_alua: Incorrect reference counting in the SCSI
ALUA initialization code lead to system crashes on boot
(bnc#858831).

As the update introducing the regression was marked security, this is
also marked security even though this bug is not security relevant.

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?07b0949d
http://www.nessus.org/u?824358c0
http://www.nessus.org/u?c817bead
http://www.nessus.org/u?1023a984
http://www.nessus.org/u?cececf9d
http://www.nessus.org/u?ec2b0892
http://www.nessus.org/u?e36ea36e
http://www.nessus.org/u?712ff8d0
http://www.nessus.org/u?214ce32d
http://www.nessus.org/u?f40256da
https://bugzilla.novell.com/858831
http://www.nessus.org/u?7796ce20

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 11 SP2 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-8865 slessp2-kernel-8868

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-8865 slessp2-kernel-8866
slessp2-kernel-8867 slessp2-kernel-8868 slessp2-kernel-8875

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sleshasp2-kernel-8865 sleshasp2-kernel-8866
sleshasp2-kernel-8867 sleshasp2-kernel-8868 sleshasp2-kernel-8875

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp2-kernel-8865 sledsp2-kernel-8868

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83610 ()

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