Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 1 for SLE 15 SP4)

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2023:2755-1
Rating: important
CVSS scores:
  • CVE-2022-4744 ( SUSE ): 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2022-4744 ( NVD ): 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2023-23455 ( SUSE ): 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2023-23455 ( NVD ): 5.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
  • CVE-2023-28466 ( SUSE ): 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2023-28466 ( NVD ): 7.0 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2023-31436 ( SUSE ): 7.0 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2023-31436 ( NVD ): 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 15-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP4

An update that solves four vulnerabilities can now be installed.


This update for the Linux Kernel 5.14.21-150400_24_11 fixes several issues.

The following security issues were fixed:

  • CVE-2022-4744: Fixed double-free that could lead to DoS or privilege escalation in TUN/TAP device driver functionality (bsc#1209672).
  • CVE-2023-23455: Fixed a denial of service inside atm_tc_enqueue in net/sched/sch_atm.c because of type confusion (non-negative numbers can sometimes indicate a TC_ACT_SHOT condition rather than valid classification results) (bsc#1207189).
  • CVE-2023-31436: Fixed an out-of-bounds write in qfq_change_class() because lmax can exceed QFQ_MIN_LMAX (bsc#1210989).
  • CVE-2023-28466: Fixed race condition that could lead to use-after-free or NULL pointer dereference in do_tls_getsockopt in net/tls/tls_main.c (bsc#1210452).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE 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 Live Patching 15-SP4
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP4-2023-2755=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 15-SP4 (ppc64le s390x x86_64)
    • kernel-livepatch-5_14_21-150400_24_11-default-debuginfo-12-150400.2.3
    • kernel-livepatch-SLE15-SP4_Update_1-debugsource-12-150400.2.3
    • kernel-livepatch-5_14_21-150400_24_11-default-12-150400.2.3