openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1454)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The openSUSE 13.1 kernel was updated to fix two security issues.

The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2016-9576: A use-after-free vulnerability in the
SCSI generic driver allows users with write access to
/dev/sg* or /dev/bsg* to elevate their privileges

- CVE-2016-9794: A use-after-free vulnerability in the
ALSA pcm layer allowed local users to cause a denial of
service, memory corruption or possibly even to elevate
their privileges (bsc#1013533).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected the Linux Kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95789 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9576

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