SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1596-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA kernel was updated to fix one security
issue.

The following security bug was fixed :

- CVE-2016-1583: Prevent the usage of mmap when the lower
file system does not allow it. This could have lead to
local privilege escalation when ecryptfs-utils was
installed and /sbin/mount.ecryptfs_private was setuid
(bsc#983143).

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/983143
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1583.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?4260cca3

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2016-944=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-944=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-944=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2016-944=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2016-944=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-944=1

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91669 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1583

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