Security update for Linux Kernel Live Patch 4 for SLE 12 SP2

SUSE Security Update: Security update for Linux Kernel Live Patch 4 for SLE 12 SP2
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2017:0307-1
Rating: important
References: #1019079
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12

  • An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

    Description:


    This update for the Linux Kernel fixes one security issue:

    - CVE-2016-10088: The sg implementation in the Linux kernel did not
    properly restrict write operations in situations where the KERNEL_DS
    option is set, which allowed local users to read or write to arbitrary
    kernel memory locations or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by
    leveraging access to a /dev/sg device (bsc#1017710).

    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-12-2017-162=1

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

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12 (x86_64):
      • kgraft-patch-4_4_38-93-default-2-2.1

    References: