SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2015:2108-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87104


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

Following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2015-8104: Prevent guest to host DoS caused by infinite loop in microcode via #DB exception (bsc#954404).

- CVE-2015-5307: Prevent guest to host DoS caused by infinite loop in microcode via #AC exception (bsc#953527).

- CVE-2015-7990: RDS: Verify the underlying transport exists before creating a connection, preventing possible DoS (bsc#952384).

- CVE-2015-5157: arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S in the Linux kernel on the x86_64 platform mishandled IRET faults in processing NMIs that occurred during userspace execution, which might have allowed local users to gain privileges by triggering an NMI (bsc#938706).

- CVE-2015-7872: Possible crash when trying to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring (bsc#951440).

- CVE-2015-0272: Prevent remote DoS using IPv6 RA with bogus MTU by validating before applying it (bsc#944296).

- CVE-2015-6937: The __rds_conn_create function in net/rds/connection.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by using a socket that was not properly bound (bsc#945825).

- CVE-2015-6252: The vhost_dev_ioctl function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl call that triggered permanent file-descriptor allocation (bsc#942367).

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 Software Development Kit 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-kernel-source-12226=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-kernel-source-12226=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-kernel-source-12226=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA :

zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-source-12226=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-kernel-source-12226=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-kernel-source-12226=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87104

File Name: suse_SU-2015-2108-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/30

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-bigsmp-extra, 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, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0272, CVE-2015-5157, CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-6252, CVE-2015-6937, CVE-2015-7872, CVE-2015-7990, CVE-2015-8104

BID: 76005

OSVDB: 125208, 126403, 127518, 127759, 129330, 130089, 130090