Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3573)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Description of changes:

kernel-uek
[3.8.13-118.7.1.el7uek]
- megaraid_sas : Update threshold based reply post host index register
(<A HREF='https://oss.oracle.com/mailman/listinfo/el-errata'>Sumit.Saxena at avagotech.com</A>) [Orabug: 23562756]
- xen/events: Don't move disabled irqs (Ross Lagerwall) [Orabug: 23055234]
- xen/events: Mask a moving irq (Boris Ostrovsky) [Orabug: 23055234]
- xen/pciback: Save the number of MSI-X entries to be copied later.
(Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen/pciback: Save xen_pci_op commands before processing it (Dongli
Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-blkback: read from indirect descriptors only once (Dongli Zhang)
[Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-blkback: only read request operation from shared ring once (Dongli
Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-netback: use RING_COPY_REQUEST() throughout (Dongli Zhang)
[Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-netback: don't use last request to determine minimum Tx credit
(Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen: Add RING_COPY_REQUEST() (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- IB/security: Restrict use of the write() interface (Jason Gunthorpe)
[Orabug: 23283925] {CVE-2016-4565}

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-June/006110.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-June/006111.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)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91592 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4565

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