Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2014-0981)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0981 :

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple 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.

* A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the ping_init_sock()
function of the Linux kernel handled the group_info reference counter.
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or,
potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-2851,
Important)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the
futex_wait_requeue_pi() function of the Linux kernel's futex subsystem
handled the requeuing of certain Priority Inheritance (PI) futexes. A
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system.
(CVE-2012-6647, Moderate)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the
rds_ib_laddr_check() function in the Linux kernel's implementation of
Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS). A local, unprivileged user could use
this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2013-7339, Moderate)

* It was found that a remote attacker could use a race condition flaw
in the ath_tx_aggr_sleep() function to crash the system by creating
large network traffic on the system's Atheros 9k wireless network
adapter. (CVE-2014-2672, Moderate)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the
rds_iw_laddr_check() function in the Linux kernel's implementation of
Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS). A local, unprivileged user could use
this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2014-2678, Moderate)

* A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's
mac80211 subsystem implementation handled synchronization between TX
and STA wake-up code paths. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
crash the system. (CVE-2014-2706, Moderate)

* An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the Netlink
Attribute extension of the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) interpreter
functionality in the Linux kernel's networking implementation. A
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or
leak kernel memory to user space via a specially crafted socket
filter. (CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145, Moderate)

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.

All kernel users are advised to 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/2014-July/004306.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 : true

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