SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:2104-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111453

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.74-60_64_66 fixes several
issues. The following security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2018-3665: System software utilizing Lazy FP state
restore technique on systems using Intel Core-based
microprocessors may potentially have allowed a local
process to infer data from another process via a
speculative execution side channel (bsc#1090338,
bsc#1096740).

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 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 for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-1440=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-1440=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1090338

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1096740

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-3665/

http://www.nessus.org/u?992f745e

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111453

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2104-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/30

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_66-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_66-xen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3665