openSUSE Security Update : dracut (openSUSE-2017-482)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for dracut fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-8637: When the early microcode loading was
enabled during initrd creation, the initrd would be
read-only available for all users, allowing local users
to retrieve secrets stored in the initial ramdisk.

Non security issues fixed :

- Remove zlib module as requirement. (bsc#1020063)

- Unlimit TaskMax for xfs_repair in emergency shell.

- Resolve symbolic links for -i and -k parameters.

- Enhance purge-kernels script to handle kgraft patches.

- Allow booting from degraded MD arrays with systemd.

- Allow booting on s390x with fips=1 on the kernel command
line. (bnc#1021687)

- Start multipath services before
(bsc#1005410, bsc#1006118, bsc#1007925)

- Fix /sbin/installkernel to handle kernel packages built
with 'make bin-rpmpkg'. (bsc#1008648)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update

Solution :

Update the affected dracut packages.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99450 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8637

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