SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:1243-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109776
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.61-52_72 fixes several issues.
The following security issues were fixed :
- CVE-2018-1000199: A bug in x86 debug register handling of ptrace() could lead to memory corruption, possibly a denial of service or privilege escalation (bsc#1090036).
- CVE-2017-0861: Use-after-free vulnerability in the snd_pcm_info function in the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed attackers to gain privileges via unspecified vectors (bsc#1088268).
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 the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-859=1