Security update for the Linux Kernel (important)

ID SUSE-SU-2018:0113-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2018-01-16T21:08:19


The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes.

This update is only provided as a fix update for IBM Z platform.

  • CVE-2017-5753 / "Spectre Attack": IBM Z fixes were included but not enabled in the previous update. This update enables those fixes.
  • CVE-2017-5715 / "Spectre Attack": IBM Z fixes were already included in the previous update. A bugfix for the patches has been applied on top.
  • CVE-2017-5754: The IBM Z architecture is not affected by the "Meltdown" attack.