SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:3307-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 105279
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.61-52_101 fixes several issues.
The following security issues were fixed :
- CVE-2017-16939: The XFRM dump policy implementation in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted SO_RCVBUF setsockopt system call in conjunction with XFRM_MSG_GETPOLICY Netlink messages (bsc#1069708).
- CVE-2017-15649: net/packet/af_packet.c allowed local users to gain privileges via crafted system calls that trigger mishandling of packet_fanout data structures, because of a race condition (involving fanout_add and packet_do_bind) that leads to a use-after-free (bsc#1064392).
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.
SolutionTo 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-12-2017-2061=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.