SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0889-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99120


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This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.60-52_57 fixes one issue. The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2017-7184: The XFRM processsing in the Linux kernel 16.10 allowed local users to obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (heap-based out-of-bounds access) via an integer overflow, as demonstrated during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2017 (bsc#1030575).

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 for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-507=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-507=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99120

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0889-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/31

Modified: 2018/01/31

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:kgraft-patch-3_12_60-52_57-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kgraft-patch-3_12_60-52_57-xen, 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: 2017/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7184

OSVDB: 153853