SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1596-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 91669
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA kernel was updated to fix one security issue.
The following security bug was fixed :
- CVE-2016-1583: Prevent the usage of mmap when the lower file system does not allow it. This could have lead to local privilege escalation when ecryptfs-utils was installed and /sbin/mount.ecryptfs_private was setuid (bsc#983143).
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.
SolutionTo 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-12-2016-944=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-944=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-944=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2016-944=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2016-944=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-944=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.