SUSE-SU-2023:4796-1: important: Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 36 for SLE 15 SP2)

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Wed Dec 13 16:30:02 UTC 2023

# Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 36 for SLE 15 SP2)

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2023:4796-1  
Rating: important  

  * bsc#1215442
  * bsc#1215519


  * CVE-2023-2163
  * CVE-2023-4622

CVSS scores:

  * CVE-2023-2163 ( SUSE ):  7.1 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N
  * CVE-2023-2163 ( NVD ):  10.0 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N
  * CVE-2023-4622 ( SUSE ):  7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  * CVE-2023-4622 ( NVD ):  7.0 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products:

  * SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2
  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 15-SP2
  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2

An update that solves two vulnerabilities can now be installed.

## Description:

This update for the Linux Kernel 5.3.18-150200_24_151 fixes several issues.

The following security issues were fixed:

  * CVE-2023-4622: Fixed a use-after-free vulnerability in the Unix domain
    sockets component which could be exploited to achieve local privilege
    escalation (bsc#1215442).
  * CVE-2023-2163: Fixed an incorrect verifier pruning in BPF that could lead to
    unsafe code paths being incorrectly marked as safe, resulting in arbitrary
    read/write in kernel memory, lateral privilege escalation, and container
    escape. (bsc#1215519)

## 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-SP2  
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Live-Patching-15-SP2-2023-4796=1

## Package List:

  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 15-SP2 (ppc64le s390x x86_64)
    * kernel-livepatch-SLE15-SP2_Update_36-debugsource-8-150200.2.1
    * kernel-livepatch-5_3_18-150200_24_151-default-8-150200.2.1
    * kernel-livepatch-5_3_18-150200_24_151-default-debuginfo-8-150200.2.1

## References:


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