Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 0 for SLE 15)

SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 0 for SLE 15)
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:4238-1
Rating: important
References: #1097356 #1118319
Cross-References: CVE-2018-5848 CVE-2018-9568
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15

An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

Description:

This update for the Linux Kernel 4.12.14-23 fixes several issues.
The following security issues were 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).
  • CVE-2018-5848: Fixed an unsigned integer overflow in wmi_set_ie. This could lead to a buffer overflow (bsc#1097356).

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 Module for Live Patching 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-2018-3046=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15 (ppc64le x86_64):
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-23-default-7-19.2
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-23-default-debuginfo-7-19.2
    • kernel-livepatch-SLE15_Update_0-debugsource-7-19.2

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