Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2013-0911)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0911 :

Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues, several bugs,
and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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 the way KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
initialized a guest's registered pv_eoi (paravirtualized
end-of-interrupt) indication flag when entering the guest. An
unprivileged guest user could potentially use this flaw to crash the
host. (CVE-2013-1935, Important)

* A missing sanity check was found in the kvm_set_memory_region()
function in KVM, allowing a user-space process to register memory
regions pointing to the kernel address space. A local, unprivileged
user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-1943,
Important)

* A double free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Virtual Ethernet
Tunnel driver (veth). A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw
to crash a target system. (CVE-2013-2017, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank IBM for reporting the CVE-2013-1935 issue
and Atzm WATANABE of Stratosphere Inc. for reporting the CVE-2013-2017
issue. The CVE-2013-1943 issue was discovered by Michael S. Tsirkin of
Red Hat.

This update also fixes several bugs and adds one enhancement.
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 these issues and add this enhancement.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-June/003511.html

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68834 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59549
59846
60463
60466
61195

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1935
CVE-2013-1943
CVE-2013-2017
CVE-2013-2188