SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2614-1) (Dirty COW)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94281


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-kernel-source-12809=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-kernel-source-12809=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-kernel-source-12809=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-kernel-source-12809=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-source-12809=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-kernel-source-12809=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-kernel-source-12809=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94281

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2614-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/26

Modified: 2017/01/16

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-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-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-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-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-xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2016/10/24

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5195

OSVDB: 146061

IAVA: 2016-A-0306