SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:0114-1) (Meltdown) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106094


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 LTSS kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. This update is only provided as a fix update for IBM Z platform.

- CVE-2017-5753 / 'Spectre Attack': IBM Z fixes were included but not enabled in the previous update. This update enables those fixes.

- CVE-2017-5715 / 'Spectre Attack': IBM Z fixes were already included in the previous update. A bugfix for the patches has been applied on top.

- CVE-2017-5754: The IBM Z architecture is not affected by the 'Meltdown' attack.

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-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-81=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106094

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0114-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/17

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, 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: 2018/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754

OSVDB: 171888, 171894, 171897

IAVA: 2018-A-0019, 2018-A-0020