SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2013:1151-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83590


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 kernel was respun with the 3.0.80 update to fix a severe compatibility problem with kernel module packages (KMPs) like e.g. drbd.

An incompatible ABI change could lead to those modules not correctly working or crashing on loading and is fixed by this update.

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 YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-7954 slessp2-kernel-7960

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-7954 slessp2-kernel-7957 slessp2-kernel-7958 slessp2-kernel-7959 slessp2-kernel-7960

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sleshasp2-kernel-7954 sleshasp2-kernel-7957 sleshasp2-kernel-7958 sleshasp2-kernel-7959 sleshasp2-kernel-7960

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp2-kernel-7954 sledsp2-kernel-7960

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83590

File Name: suse_SU-2013-1151-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-ec2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-pae-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-trace-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-trace, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/05