Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3652)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Description of changes:

[2.6.39-400.293.1.el6uek]
- logging errors that get masked to EIO inside drivers/block/loop.c
(Manjunath Patil) [Orabug: 21962821]
- sched/core: Clear the root_domain cpumasks in init_rootdomain()
(Xunlei Pang) [Orabug: 23518650]
- bio allocation failure due to bio_get_nr_vecs() (Darrick J. Wong)
[Orabug: 23852442]
- mlx4: avoid ABBA deadlock (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 23538548]
- mlx4: avoid multiple free on id_map_ent (Wengang Wang) [Orabug:
25022815]
- sctp: validate chunk len before actually using it (Marcelo Ricardo
Leitner) [Orabug: 25142906] {CVE-2016-9555}

[2.6.39-400.292.1.el6uek]
- NVMe: reduce queue depth as workaround for Samsung EPIC SQ errata
(Ashok Vairavan) [Orabug: 25138146]

[2.6.39-400.291.1.el6uek]
- RDS: Drop the connection as part of cancel to avoid hangs (Avinash
Repaka) [Orabug: 24951873]

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-December/006580.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-December/006581.html

Solution :

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95759 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9555

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