SUSE SLES12 Security Update : crash (SUSE-SU-2018:0757-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 108532


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


This update for crash fixes the following issues :

- Exclude openSUSE from RT KMP build (bsc#1013843) This update also rebuilds the crash kernel module packages with retpoline support to mitigate Spectre Variant 2.
(bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)

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 Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2018-508=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2018-508=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-508=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RT-12-SP2-2018-508=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108532

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0757-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/22

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:crash, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:crash-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:crash-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:crash-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:crash-kmp-default-debuginfo, 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: 2018/03/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020