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

high Nessus Plugin ID 117451

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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_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: High

ID: 117451

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

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/12/2018

Updated: 9/10/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10853