Security vulnerability: Sequoia kernel root exploit ( CVE-2021-33909 )

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Situation

Security researchers from Qualys have identified a security issue in the Linux Kernel where local attackers could reliably exploit an integer overflow to execute code in the kernel and so escalate privileges.

Qualys refers to this vulnerability as "Sequoia: A deep root in Linux's filesystem layer (CVE-2021-33909)"

Resolution

Update to the latest released kernel after July 20, 2021.

Status

Security Alert

Additional Information

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:000020341
  • Creation Date: 20-Jul-2021
  • Modified Date:20-Jul-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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