SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2014:0229-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83610


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 kernel was updated to fix a regression introduced by the last update.

Regression fix :

- scsi_dh_alua: Incorrect reference counting in the SCSI ALUA initialization code lead to system crashes on boot (bnc#858831).

As the update introducing the regression was marked security, this is also marked security even though this bug is not security relevant.

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-8865 slessp2-kernel-8868

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-8865 slessp2-kernel-8866 slessp2-kernel-8867 slessp2-kernel-8868 slessp2-kernel-8875

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sleshasp2-kernel-8865 sleshasp2-kernel-8866 sleshasp2-kernel-8867 sleshasp2-kernel-8868 sleshasp2-kernel-8875

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp2-kernel-8865 sledsp2-kernel-8868

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83610

File Name: suse_SU-2014-0229-1.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-pae, 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: 2014/02/12