SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:0131-1) (Meltdown) (Spectre)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106185
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 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.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-kernel-20180111-13421=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-kernel-20180111-13421=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-20180111-13421=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-kernel-20180111-13421=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.