Security update for Linux Kernel Live Patch 3 for SLE 12 SP1

SUSE Security Update: Security update for Linux Kernel Live Patch 3 for SLE 12 SP1
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2016:3098-1
Rating: important
References: #1003253 #1012183 #1012759
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12

  • An update that fixes three vulnerabilities is now available.


    This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.53-60_30 fixes several issues.

    The following security bugs were fixed:
    - CVE-2016-8655: A race condition in the af_packet packet_set_ring
    function could be used by local attackers to crash the kernel or gain
    privileges (bsc#1012759).
    - CVE-2016-9555: The sctp_sf_ootb function in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in
    the Linux kernel lacks chunk-length checking for the first chunk, which
    allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds
    slab access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted SCTP
    data (bsc#1012183).
    - CVE-2016-7117: Use-after-free vulnerability in the __sys_recvmmsg
    function in net/socket.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to
    execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a recvmmsg system call that
    is mishandled during error processing (bsc#1003253).

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Live-Patching-12-2016-1800=1

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

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12 (x86_64):
      • kgraft-patch-3_12_53-60_30-default-6-2.1
      • kgraft-patch-3_12_53-60_30-xen-6-2.1