SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:2684-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117451

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.74-60_64_99 fixes one issue.

The following security issue was fixed :

CVE-2018-10853: A KVM guest userspace to guest kernel write was fixed, which could be used by guest users to crash the guest kernel (bsc#1097108).

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-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-1875=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-1874=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-1875=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-1874=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-1873=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1097108

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-10853/

http://www.nessus.org/u?c3a30525

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117451

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2684-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/12

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_141-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_141-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_99-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_99-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_92-default, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10853