SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:2475-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103247


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


This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.61-52_86 fixes several issues.
The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-9242: The __ip6_append_data function in net/ipv6/ip6_output.c in the Linux kernel was 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).

- 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 (bsc#1046191).

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 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-1542=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103247

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2475-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/15

Modified: 2018/01/31

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: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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_86-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_86-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: 2017/09/14

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000112, CVE-2017-7645, CVE-2017-9242

OSVDB: 155910, 158171, 163122