SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dracut (SUSE-SU-2017:0951-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 99244


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 :

- Remove zlib module as requirement. (bsc#1020063)

- Unlimit TaskMax for xfs_repair in emergency shell.

- Resolve symbolic links for -i and -k parameters.

- Enhance purge-kernels script to handle kgraft patches.

- Allow booting from degraded MD arrays with systemd.

- Allow booting on s390x with fips=1 on the kernel command line. (bnc#1021687)

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

- Fix /sbin/installkernel to handle kernel packages built with 'make bin-rpmpkg'. (bsc#1008648)

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 Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-547=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-547=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-547=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-547=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 99244

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0951-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/07

Modified: 2017/04/07

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: 2017/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8637

OSVDB: 146792