SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2596-1) (Dirty COW)
High Nessus Plugin ID 94280
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 LTSS kernel was updated to fix one security issue. This security bug was fixed :
- CVE-2016-5195: Local privilege escalation using MAP_PRIVATE. It is reportedly exploited in the wild (bsc#1004418).
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 Server 11-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-source-12807=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2:zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-kernel-source-12807=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.