SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:0171-1) (Meltdown) (Spectre)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106260
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Synopsis

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

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 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.

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 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-kernel-20180111-13427=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-20180111-13427=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-kernel-20180111-13427=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068032

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5715/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5753/

http://www.nessus.org/u?e916790e

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106260

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0171-1.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/23/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

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: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

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-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 1/22/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2018

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

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

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