Security update for the Linux Kernel (Live Patch 7 for SLE 12 SP2) (important)

2018-03-01T21:09:42
ID SUSE-SU-2018:0573-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2018-03-01T21:09:42

Description

This update for the Linux Kernel 4.4.59-92_17 fixes one issue.

The following security issue was fixed:

  • CVE-2017-18075: crypto/pcrypt.c in the Linux kernel mishandled freeing instances, allowing a local user able to access the AF_ALG-based AEAD interface (CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER_API_AEAD) and pcrypt (CONFIG_CRYPTO_PCRYPT) to cause a denial of service (kfree of an incorrect pointer) or possibly have unspecified other impact by executing a crafted sequence of system calls (bsc#1077404).