SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0303-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.60-52_63 fixes several issues.
The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2016-9806: Race condition in the netlink_dump
function in net/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel
allowed local users to cause a denial of service (double
free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a
crafted application that made sendmsg system calls,
leading to a free operation associated with a new dump
that started earlier than anticipated (bsc#1017589).

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/1017589
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9806.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?4998908d

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 for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-161=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-161=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: 96869 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9806

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