Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2014-2008-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:2008 :

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
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.

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled GS segment
register base switching when recovering from a #SS (stack segment)
fault on an erroneous return to user space. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2014-9322, Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Andy Lutomirski for reporting this issue.

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The system
must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004747.html

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80110 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71685

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9322

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