SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kdump (SUSE-SU-2016:2553-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for kdump provides several fixes and enhancements :

- Refresh kdumprd if /etc/hosts or /etc/nsswitch.conf is
changed. (bsc#943214)

- Add a separate systemd service to rebuild kdumprd at
boot. (bsc#943214)

- Improve network setup in the kdump environment by
reading configuration from wicked by default (system
configuration files are used as a fallback).

- Use the last mount entry in kdump_get_mountpoints().

- Remove 'notsc' from the kdump kernel command line.

- Handle dump files with many program headers.
(bsc#932339, bsc#970708)

- Fall back to stat() if file type is DT_UNKNOWN.

- Remove vm. sysctls from kdump initrd. (bsc#927451,

- Use the exit code of kexec, not that of 'local'.

- Convert sysroot to a bind mount in kdump initrd.

- Distinguish between Xenlinux (aka Xenified or SUSE) and
pvops Xen kernels, as the latter can run on bare metal.

- CVE-2016-5759: Use full path to dracut as argument to
bash. (bsc#989972, bsc#990200)

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 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94271 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5759

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