SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0517-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 kernel was updated to fix the
following two issues :

- CVE-2017-5970: Remote attackers could have potentially
caused a denial of service by sending bad IP options on
a socket (bsc#1024938)

- Fix a regression in MD RAID1 which could have caused
wrong data to be read (bsc#1020048)

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/1020048
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1024938
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5970.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?98fd4d0d

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-SP1-2017-267=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-267=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-267=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2017-267=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2017-267=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-267=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97298 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5970

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