SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:3338-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105351

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.74-60_64_63 fixes one issue. The following security issue was 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).

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.

Solution

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-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2017-2091=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-2091=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1069708

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16939/

http://www.nessus.org/u?cf8be2c2

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105351

File Name: suse_SU-2017-3338-1.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/18

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_63-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_63-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: 2017/12/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16939