SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1710-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93172


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA kernel was updated to receive one critical security fix.

Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2016-4997: A buffer overflow in 32bit compat_setsockopt iptables handling could lead to a local privilege escalation. (bsc#986362)

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-12-2016-1013=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-1013=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1013=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2016-1013=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2016-1013=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-1013=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93172

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1710-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/29

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: 2016/06/30

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998

OSVDB: 140493, 140494