Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 37 for SLE 15 SP1)

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2023:4278-1
Rating: important
CVSS scores:
  • CVE-2023-4623 ( SUSE ): 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2023-4623 ( 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 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 15-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1

An update that solves one vulnerability can now be installed.


This update for the Linux Kernel 4.12.14-150100_197_134 fixes one issue.

The following security issue was fixed:

  • CVE-2023-4623: Fixed a use-after-free issue in the HFSC network scheduler which could be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation (bsc#1215440).

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-SP1
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP1-2023-4278=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP1-2023-4277=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP1-2023-4276=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP1-2023-4274=1 SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP1-2023-4275=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 15-SP1 (ppc64le x86_64)
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-150100_197_134-default-9-150100.2.3
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-150100_197_148-default-5-150100.2.2
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-150100_197_142-default-7-150100.2.2
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-150100_197_145-default-7-150100.2.2
    • kernel-livepatch-4_12_14-150100_197_123-default-12-150100.2.3