SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:4153-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119744


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


This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.74-60_64_88 fixes several issues.

The following security issues were fixed :

CVE-2018-9568: Prevent possible memory corruption due to type confusion in sk_clone_lock. This could lead to local privilege escalation (bsc#1118319).

CVE-2018-5848: Fixed an unsigned integer overflow in wmi_set_ie. This could lead to a buffer overflow (bsc#1097356).

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 Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-2955=1 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-2958=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119744

File Name: suse_SU-2018-4153-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/18

Modified: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

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_74-60_64_85-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_85-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_88-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_88-xen, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5848, CVE-2018-9568