Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2010-0020)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0020 :

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

This update fixes the following security issues :

* a flaw was found in each of the following Intel PRO/1000 Linux
drivers in the Linux kernel: e1000 and e1000e. A remote attacker using
packets larger than the MTU could bypass the existing fragment check,
resulting in partial, invalid frames being passed to the network
stack. These flaws could also possibly be used to trigger a remote
denial of service. (CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538, Important)

* a flaw was found in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux
kernel. Receiving overly-long frames with network cards supported by
this driver could possibly result in a remote denial of service.
(CVE-2009-4537, Important)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be
rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-January/001311.html

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67983 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37519
37523

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4536
CVE-2009-4537
CVE-2009-4538