SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1278-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100206


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


This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.60-52_60 fixes several issues.
The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-7308: The packet_set_ring function in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bsc#1030575, bsc#1031660).

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.


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-12-2017-766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-766=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100206

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1278-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/16

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:X/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_60-52_60-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_60-52_60-xen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/15

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7308

OSVDB: 154633