SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0881-1)

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_49 fixes one issue. The
following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-7184: The XFRM processsing in the Linux kernel
16.10 allowed local users to obtain root privileges or
cause a denial of service (heap-based out-of-bounds
access) via an integer overflow, as demonstrated during
a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2017 (bsc#1030575).

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 :

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 Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99118 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7184

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