SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0913-1)

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 11 SP3 kernel was updated to fix the
following security bug :

- CVE-2017-2636: A race condition in the n_hdlc tty Linux
kernel driver (drivers/tty/n_hdlc.c) could have been
exploited to gain a local privilege escalation
(bnc#1027565)

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/1027565
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-2636.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?cd38108e

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
slessp3-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch
slexsp3-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
sleposp3-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp3-kernel-13048=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 : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99181 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2636

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