Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3589)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Description of changes:

[2.6.39-400.283.1.el6uek]
- atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings)
[Orabug: 23703990] {CVE-2016-2117}
- mlx4_core: add module parameter to disable background init (Mukesh
Kacker) [Orabug: 23292107]
- NFSv4: Don't decode fs_locations if we didn't ask for them... (Trond
Myklebust) [Orabug: 23633714]
- mm/slab: Improve performance of slabinfo stats gathering (Aruna
Ramakrishna) [Orabug: 23050884]
- offload ib subnet manager port and node get info query handling. (Rama
Nichanamatlu) [Orabug: 22521735]

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-August/006222.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-August/006223.html

Solution :

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92677 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2117

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