SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel modules packages (SUSE-SU-2018:1784-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110684


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


The following kernel modules were rebuild with 'retpoline' enablement to allow full mitigation of the Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715, bsc#1068032) OFED was adjusted to add an entry to control the loading/unloading of cxgb4 to /etc/sysconf/infiniband (bsc#926856).

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 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 Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-kmps-20180611-13671=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-kmps-20180611-13671=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slertesp4-kmps-20180611-13671=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-kmps-20180611-13671=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110684

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1784-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/25

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:iscsitarget, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:iscsitarget-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:iscsitarget-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:iscsitarget-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:iscsitarget-kmp-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ofed, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ofed-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ofed-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ofed-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ofed-kmp-trace, 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: 2018/06/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020