SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0913-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99181


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


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 kernel was updated to fix the following security bug :

- CVE-2017-2636: A race condition in the n_hdlc tty Linux kernel driver (drivers/tty/n_hdlc.c) could have been exploited to gain a local privilege escalation (bnc#1027565)

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-13048=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-EXTRA:zypper in -t patch slexsp3-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-kernel-13048=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-kernel-13048=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99181

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0913-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/04

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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:U/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: 2017/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2636

OSVDB: 153186