Security update for the Linux Kernel (important)

ID SUSE-SU-2016:2592-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2016-10-21T19:14:25


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 kernel was updated to fix two issues.

This security bug was fixed:

  • CVE-2016-5195: Local privilege escalation using MAP_PRIVATE. It is reportedly exploited in the wild (bsc#1004418).

This non-security bug was fixed:

  • sched/core: Fix a race between try_to_wake_up() and a woken up task (bsc#1002165, bsc#1001419).