SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0772-1)

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_60 fixes one issue. The
following security bug was fixed :

- CVE-2017-5970: The ipv4_pktinfo_prepare function in
net/ipv4/ip_sockglue.c in the Linux kernel allowed
attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash)
via (1) an application that made crafted system calls or
possibly (2) IPv4 traffic with invalid IP options
(bsc#1025013).

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/1025013
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5970.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?b3b40235

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-12-2017-423=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-423=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: 97850 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5970

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