SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:2113-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 111462
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.74-60_64_60 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-SP1-2018-1442=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-1442=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?4165eb58

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111462

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2113-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/30/2018

Updated: 9/10/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

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_60-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_60-xen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 7/27/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/21/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3665