SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2019:2230-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 128315

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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 4.4.121-92_117 fixes one issue.

The following security issue was fixed :

CVE-2018-5390: Fixed expensive calls to tcp_collapse_ofo_queue() and tcp_prune_ofo_queue() for every incoming packet which could have led to a denial of service (bsc#1102682).

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-SP2-2019-2230=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-2230=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1102682

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-5390/

http://www.nessus.org/u?b549c720

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128315

File Name: suse_SU-2019-2230-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/29/2019

Updated: 12/31/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-4_4_121-92_117-default, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/27/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5390