Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0129)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0129 :

Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use
this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available.
This issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this
issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-February/000513.html

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67651 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0600