Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 15 for SLE 15 SP1)

SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 15 for SLE 15 SP1)
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:3188-1
Rating: important
References: #1176012 #1176382
Cross-References:CVE-2020-14381 CVE-2020-25212
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15-SP1

An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

Description:

This update for the Linux Kernel 4.12.14-197_56 fixes several issues.
The following security issues were fixed:

  • CVE-2020-14381: Fixed a use-after-free in the fast user mutex (futex) wait operation, which could have lead to memory corruption and possibly privilege escalation (bsc#1176011).
  • CVE-2020-25212: A TOCTOU mismatch in the NFS client code could be used by local attackers to corrupt memory or possibly have unspecified other impact because a size check is in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c instead of fs/nfs/nfs4xdr.c (bsc#1176381).

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-SP1:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP1-2020-3188=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15-SP1 (ppc64le x86_64):
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-197_56-default-2-2.1

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