SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:3188-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP 2 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
(bsc#1013604).

- 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).

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/1013533
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1013604
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9576.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9794.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?678a9abf

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-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP1-2016-1845=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1845=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1845=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2016-1845=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2016-1845=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1845=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 : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96033 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9576
CVE-2016-9794

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