SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2014:1698-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83653


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 LTSS kernel has been updated to fix security issues on kernels on the x86_64 architecture.

The following security bugs have been fixed :

CVE-2014-9322: A local privilege escalation in the x86_64 32bit compatibility signal handling was fixed, which could have been used by local attackers to crash the machine or execute code.

CVE-2014-9090: The do_double_fault function in arch/x86/kernel/traps.c in the Linux kernel did not properly handle faults associated with the Stack Segment (SS) segment register, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via a modify_ldt system call, as demonstrated by sigreturn_32 in the 1-clock-tests test suite.

CVE-2014-8133: Insufficient validation of TLS register usage could have leaked information from the kernel stack to userspace.

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 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-10114

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-kernel-10109

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83653

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1698-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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-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-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-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: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-9090, CVE-2014-9322

BID: 71250, 71684, 71685

OSVDB: 115163, 115919, 115920