Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2011-2029)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Description of changes:

* CVE-2011-2898: Information leak in packet subsystem

Uninitialized struct padding in the packet subsystem led to an
information leak of two bytes of kernel memory to userspace.

* CVE-2011-2723: Remote denial of service vulnerability in gro.

The skb_gro_header_slow function in the Linux kernel had a bug which
allowed a remote attacker to put certain gro fields in an inconsistent
state, resulting in a denial of service.

* CVE-2011-2496: Local denial of service in mremap().

Robert Swiecki discovered that mremap() could be abused for local denial of
service by triggering a BUG_ON assert.

* CVE-2011-2484: Denial of service in taskstats subsystem.

The add_del_listener function in kernel/taskstats.c in the Linux kernel
did not prevent multiple registrations of exit handlers, which allowed
local users to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption),
and bypass the OOM Killer, via a crafted application.

* CVE-2011-1833: Information disclosure in eCryptfs.

Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall and Dan Rosenberg discovered that eCryptfs
incorrectly validated permissions on the requested source directory. A
local attacker could use this flaw to mount an arbitrary directory,
possibly leading to information disclosure.

- af_packet: prevent information leak {CVE-2011-2898}
- gro: Only reset frag0 when skb can be pulled {CVE-2011-2723}
- vm: fix vm_pgoff wrap in upward expansion {CVE-2011-2496}
- taskstats: don't allow duplicate entries in listener mode {CVE-2011-2484}
- Ecryptfs: Add mount option to check uid of device being mounted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.7

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68422 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1833