SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2592-1) (Dirty COW)
High Nessus Plugin ID 94278
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 kernel was updated to fix two issues.
This security bug was fixed :
- CVE-2016-5195: Local privilege escalation using MAP_PRIVATE. It is reportedly exploited in the wild (bsc#1004418).
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.
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-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP1-2016-1522=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1522=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1522=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2016-1522=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2016-1522=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1522=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.