Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3014)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Description of changes:

[2.6.39-400.248.3.el6uek]
- kvm: fix excessive pages un-pinning in kvm_iommu_map error path.
(Quentin Casasnovas) [Orabug: 20687314] {CVE-2014-3601}
{CVE-2014-8369} {CVE-2014-3601}
- Revert 'mm: Fix NULL pointer dereference in madvise(MADV_WILLNEED)
support' (Guangyu Sun) [Orabug: 20673281] {CVE-2014-8173}

[2.6.39-400.248.2.el6uek]
- netfilter: conntrack: disable generic tracking for known protocols
(Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 20679630] {CVE-2014-8160}
- mac80211: fix fragmentation code, particularly for encryption
(Johannes Berg) [Orabug: 20673313] {CVE-2014-8709}
- mm: Fix NULL pointer dereference in madvise(MADV_WILLNEED) support
(Kirill A. Shutemov) [Orabug: 20673282] {CVE-2014-8173}
- tracing/syscalls: Ignore numbers outside NR_syscalls' range (Rabin
Vincent) [Orabug: 20673164] {CVE-2014-7825} {CVE-2014-7826}
- tracing/syscalls: Fix perf syscall tracing when syscall_nr == -1 (Will
Deacon) [Orabug: 20673164] {CVE-2014-7825} {CVE-2014-7826}

[2.6.39-400.248.1.el6uek]
- NVMe: Disable pci before clearing queue (Keith Busch) [Orabug:
20533100] - x86, fpu: disable eagerfpu by default (Santosh Shilimkar)
[Orabug: 20521543]

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-March/004894.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-March/004895.html

Solution :

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise 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 : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81872 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69489
70747
70749
70965
70971
70972
72061

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3601
CVE-2014-7825
CVE-2014-7826
CVE-2014-8160
CVE-2014-8173
CVE-2014-8369
CVE-2014-8709

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