SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2014:1698-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 LTSS kernel has been
updated to fix security issues on kernels on the x86_64 architecture.

The following security bugs have been fixed :

CVE-2014-9322: A local privilege escalation in the x86_64 32bit
compatibility signal handling was fixed, which could have been used by
local attackers to crash the machine or execute code.

CVE-2014-9090: The do_double_fault function in
arch/x86/kernel/traps.c in the Linux kernel did not properly
handle faults associated with the Stack Segment (SS) segment
register, which allowed local users to cause a denial of
service (panic) via a modify_ldt system call, as
demonstrated by sigreturn_32 in the 1-clock-tests test

CVE-2014-8133: Insufficient validation of TLS register usage
could have leaked information from the kernel stack to

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 :

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 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-10114

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-kernel-10109

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83653 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71250

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8133

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