Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3032)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Description of changes:

kernel-uek
[3.8.13-68.1.3.el7uek]
- isofs: Fix unchecked printing of ER records (Jan Kara) [Orabug:
20930551] {CVE-2014-9584}
- KEYS: close race between key lookup and freeing (Sasha Levin)
[Orabug: 20930548] {CVE-2014-9529} {CVE-2014-9529}
- mm: memcg: do not allow task about to OOM kill to bypass the limit
(Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- mm: memcg: do not declare OOM from __GFP_NOFAIL allocations (Johannes
Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- fs: buffer: move allocation failure loop into the allocator (Johannes
Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- mm: memcg: handle non-error OOM situations more gracefully (Johannes
Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- mm: memcg: do not trap chargers with full callstack on OOM (Johannes
Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- mm: memcg: rework and document OOM waiting and wakeup (Johannes
Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- mm: memcg: enable memcg OOM killer only for user faults (Johannes
Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- x86: finish user fault error path with fatal signal (Johannes Weiner)
[Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- arch: mm: pass userspace fault flag to generic fault handler (Johannes
Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] {CVE-2014-8171}
- selinux: Permit bounded transitions under NO_NEW_PRIVS or NOSUID.
(Stephen Smalley) [Orabug: 20930501] {CVE-2014-3215}

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-April/005016.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-April/005017.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: 83045 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71880
74293

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3215
CVE-2014-8171
CVE-2014-9529
CVE-2014-9584

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