SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 kernel (SUSE-SU-2015:1324-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85180


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 kernel was updated to 3.12.44 to receive various security and bugfixes.

These features were added :

- mpt2sas: Added Reply Descriptor Post Queue (RDPQ) Array support (bsc#854824).

- mpt3sas: Bump mpt3sas driver version to (bsc#854817).

Following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2015-1805: iov overrun for failed atomic copy could have lead to DoS or privilege escalation (bsc#933429).

- CVE-2015-3212: A race condition in the way the Linux kernel handled lists of associations in SCTP sockets could have lead to list corruption and kernel panics (bsc#936502).

- CVE-2015-4036: DoS via memory corruption in vhost/scsi driver (bsc#931988).

- CVE-2015-4167: Linux kernel built with the UDF file system(CONFIG_UDF_FS) support was vulnerable to a crash.
It occurred while fetching inode information from a corrupted/malicious udf file system image (bsc#933907).

- CVE-2015-4692: DoS via NULL pointer dereference in kvm_apic_has_events function (bsc#935542).

- CVE-2015-5364: Remote DoS via flood of UDP packets with invalid checksums (bsc#936831).

- CVE-2015-5366: Remote DoS of EPOLLET epoll applications via flood of UDP packets with invalid checksums (bsc#936831).

Security issues already fixed in the previous update but not referenced by CVE :

- CVE-2014-9728: Kernel built with the UDF file system(CONFIG_UDF_FS) support were vulnerable to a crash (bsc#933904).

- CVE-2014-9729: Kernel built with the UDF file system(CONFIG_UDF_FS) support were vulnerable to a crash (bsc#933904).

- CVE-2014-9730: Kernel built with the UDF file system(CONFIG_UDF_FS) support were vulnerable to a crash (bsc#933904).

- CVE-2014-9731: Kernel built with the UDF file system(CONFIG_UDF_FS) support were vulnerable to information leakage (bsc#933896).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2015-356=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-356=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-356=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2015-356=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2015-356=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-356=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85180

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1324-1.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/3/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-debugsource, 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-extra-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-default-man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-syms, 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-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 7/16/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9728, CVE-2014-9729, CVE-2014-9730, CVE-2014-9731, CVE-2015-1805, CVE-2015-3212, CVE-2015-4036, CVE-2015-4167, CVE-2015-4692, CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366

BID: 74664, 74951, 74963, 74964, 75001, 75142, 75510