SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2585-1) (Dirty COW)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 kernel was updated to fix one
security issue. This security bug was fixed :

- CVE-2016-5195: Local privilege escalation using
MAP_PRIVATE. It is reportedly exploited in the wild
(bsc#1004418).

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/1004418
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5195.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?a0b775cf

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-kernel-source-12804=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-kernel-source-12804=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch
slexsp3-kernel-source-12804=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-kernel-source-12804=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 : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94276 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5195

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