SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:3203-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95991
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 kernel was updated to fix two security issues. The following security bugs were fixed :
- CVE-2016-9576: A use-after-free vulnerability in the SCSI generic driver allows users with write access to /dev/sg* or /dev/bsg* to elevate their privileges (bsc#1013604).
- CVE-2016-9794: A use-after-free vulnerability in the ALSA pcm layer allowed local users to cause a denial of service, memory corruption or possibly even to elevate their privileges (bsc#1013533).
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 Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-linux-kernel-12901=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-linux-kernel-12901=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch slexsp3-linux-kernel-12901=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-linux-kernel-12901=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.