Security update for Linux Kernel Live Patch 15 for SLE 12 (important)

2017-05-15T21:32:37
ID SUSE-SU-2017:1300-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2017-05-15T21:32:37

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 3.12.60-52_54 fixes several issues.

The following security bugs were fixed:

  • CVE-2017-7308: The packet_set_ring function in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls (bsc#1030575, bsc#1031660).
  • bsc#1030467: Updated Dirty COW fix. The former patch caused some apps to freeze in rare circumstances