SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dracut (SUSE-SU-2017:0641-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 97655


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


This update for dracut fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-8637: When the early microcode loading was enabled during initrd creation, the initrd would be read-only available for all users, allowing local users to retrieve secrets stored in the initial ramdisk.
(bsc#1008340) Non security issues fixed :

- Allow booting from degraded MD arrays with systemd.

- Start multipath services before
(bsc#1005410, bsc#1006118, bsc#1007925, bsc#986734, bsc#986838)

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 Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-353=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-353=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 97655

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0641-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/10

Modified: 2017/03/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut-fips, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2017/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8637

OSVDB: 146792