SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:2096-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102315


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This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.61-52_66 fixes several issues.
The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-7533: A bug in inotify code allowed local users to escalate privilege (bsc#1050751).

- CVE-2017-7645: The NFSv2/NFSv3 server in the nfsd subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a long RPC reply, related to net/sunrpc/svc.c, fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c, and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c (bsc#1046191).

- CVE-2017-2636: Race condition in drivers/tty/n_hdlc.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) by setting the HDLC line discipline (bsc#1027575).

- A SUSE Linux Enterprise specific regression in tearing down network namespaces was fixed (bsc#1044878)

- CVE-2017-9242: The __ip6_append_data function in net/ipv6/ip6_output.c in the Linux kernel is too late in checking whether an overwrite of an skb data structure may occur, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted system calls (bsc#1042892).

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-12-2017-1298=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-1298=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102315

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2096-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/09

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/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:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_66-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_66-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: 2017/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2636, CVE-2017-7533, CVE-2017-7645, CVE-2017-9242

OSVDB: 153186, 155910, 158171, 162491