Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 31 for SLE 12 SP1)

SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 31 for SLE 12 SP1)
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:4154-1
Rating: important
References: #1118319
Cross-References: CVE-2018-9568
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Description:

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.74-60_64_104 fixes one issue.
The following security issue was fixed:

  • CVE-2018-9568: Prevent possible memory corruption due to type confusion in sk_clone_lock. This could lead to local privilege escalation (bsc#1118319).

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-SP1-LTSS:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-2956=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS (x86_64):
    • kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_104-default-4-2.1
    • kgraft-patch-3_12_74-60_64_104-xen-4-2.1

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