SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2020:1486-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 137547



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This update for the Linux Kernel 4.4.121-92_129 fixes several issues.

The following security issues were fixed :

CVE-2020-12653: Fixed a buffer overflow in mwifiex_cmd_append_vsie_tlv() which could have allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (bsc#1171254).

CVE-2020-12654: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow in mwifiex_ret_wmm_get_status() which could have been triggered by a remote AP to trigger (bsc#1171252).

CVE-2020-1749: Fixed an improper implementation in some IPsec protocols where the data were sent unencrypted allowing an attacker to read them (bsc#1165631).

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 for SAP 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2020-1486=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2020-1486=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 137547

File Name: suse_SU-2020-1486-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/17/2020

Updated: 5/13/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1749


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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_129-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: 5/27/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/5/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1749, CVE-2020-12653, CVE-2020-12654