SUSE-SU-2017:3315-1: important: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 29 for SLE 12)

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Thu Dec 14 13:11:46 MST 2017

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 29 for SLE 12)

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2017:3315-1
Rating:             important
References:         #1064388 #1064392 
Cross-References:   CVE-2017-15649
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS

   An update that solves one vulnerability and has one errata
   is now available.


   This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.61-52_106 fixes several issues.

   The following security issue was fixed:

   - CVE-2017-15649: net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel allowed local
     users to gain privileges via crafted system calls that trigger
     mishandling of packet_fanout data structures, because of a race
     condition (involving fanout_add and packet_do_bind) that leads to a
     use-after-free, a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-6346

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-2071=1

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS (x86_64):



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