Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 27 for SLE 12)

SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 27 for SLE 12)
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:1267-1
Rating: important
References: #1088268 #1090036
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS

  • An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

    Description:

    This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.61-52_92 fixes several issues.

    The following security issues were fixed:

    - CVE-2018-1000199: A bug in x86 debug register handling of ptrace() could
    lead to memory corruption, possibly a denial of service or privilege
    escalation (bsc#1090036).
    - CVE-2017-0861: Use-after-free vulnerability in the snd_pcm_info function
    in the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed attackers to gain
    privileges via unspecified vectors (bsc#1088268).

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-853=1

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS (x86_64):
      • kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_92-default-7-2.1
      • kgraft-patch-3_12_61-52_92-xen-7-2.1

    References: