Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3501)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Description of changes:

kernel-uek
[3.8.13-118.2.4.el7uek]
- KEYS: Don't permit request_key() to construct a new keyring (David
Howells) [Orabug: 22373442] {CVE-2015-7872}

[3.8.13-118.2.3.el7uek]
- dcache: Handle escaped paths in prepend_path (Eric W. Biederman)
[Orabug: 22373283] - vfs: Test for and handle paths that are unreachable
from their mnt_root (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 22249875] - KEYS: Fix
crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring (David
Howells) [Orabug: 22373442] {CVE-2015-7872}
- KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a keyring by name
(David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442]

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-January/005675.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-January/005676.html

Solution :

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87834 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7872

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