Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2012-1445-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1445 :

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and several bugs
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

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

This update fixes the following security issue :

* It was found that the RHSA-2010:0178 update did not correctly fix
the CVE-2009-4307 issue, a divide-by-zero flaw in the ext4 file system
code. A local, unprivileged user with the ability to mount an ext4
file system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-2100, Low)

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these changes
will be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to
in the References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct this issue, and fix the bugs noted in
the Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-November/003139.html

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68653 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52687
53414
53961

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2100