OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0056)

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Synopsis :

The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address
critical security updates :

- 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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a1c84d76

Solution :

Update the affected kernel-uek / kernel-uek-firmware 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 : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: OracleVM Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83108 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67341
71880
71883
74293

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

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