Security update for the Linux Kernel

SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2016:3252-1
Rating: important
References: #1013533 #1013604
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2

  • An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

    Description:


    The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP 2 kernel was updated to fix two security
    issues.

    The following security bugs were fixed:

    - CVE-2016-9576: A use-after-free vulnerability in the SCSI generic driver
    allows users with write access to /dev/sg* or /dev/bsg* to elevate their
    privileges (bsc#1013604).
    - CVE-2016-9794: A use-after-free vulnerability in the ALSA pcm layer
    allowed local users to cause a denial of service, memory corruption or
    possibly even to elevate their privileges (bsc#1013533).

    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 Server 11-SP2-LTSS:
      zypper in -t patch slessp2-kernel-12915=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2:
      zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-kernel-12915=1

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

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS (i586 s390x x86_64):
      • kernel-default-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-default-base-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-default-devel-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-source-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-syms-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-trace-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-trace-base-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-trace-devel-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS (i586 x86_64):
      • kernel-ec2-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-ec2-base-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-ec2-devel-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-xen-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-xen-base-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-xen-devel-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS (s390x):
      • kernel-default-man-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS (i586):
      • kernel-pae-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-pae-base-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-pae-devel-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2 (i586 s390x x86_64):
      • kernel-default-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-default-debugsource-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-default-devel-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-trace-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-trace-debugsource-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-trace-devel-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2 (i586 x86_64):
      • kernel-ec2-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-ec2-debugsource-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-xen-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-xen-debugsource-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-xen-devel-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2 (i586):
      • kernel-pae-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-pae-debugsource-3.0.101-0.7.47.1
      • kernel-pae-devel-debuginfo-3.0.101-0.7.47.1

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