SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:3217-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 96080
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 kernel was updated to receive two security fixes. 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 Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2016-1876=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1876=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2016-1876=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.