Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2017-1615)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 101139
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2017-1615 advisory.

- The load_segment_descriptor implementation in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.5 improperly emulates a MOV SS, NULL selector instruction, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) or gain guest OS privileges via a crafted application. (CVE-2017-2583)

- The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag. (CVE-2017-6214)

- The NFSv2 and NFSv3 server implementations in the Linux kernel through 4.10.13 lack certain checks for the end of a buffer, which allows remote attackers to trigger pointer-arithmetic errors or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted requests, related to fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c.
(CVE-2017-7895)

- Heap-based buffer overflow in drivers/net/macsec.c in the MACsec module in the Linux kernel through 4.10.12 allows attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the use of a MAX_SKB_FRAGS+1 size in conjunction with the NETIF_F_FRAGLIST feature, leading to an error in the skb_to_sgvec function. (CVE-2017-7477)

- The NFSv2/NFSv3 server in the nfsd subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.10.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a long RPC reply, related to net/sunrpc/svc.c, fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c, and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c. (CVE-2017-7645)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2017-1615.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 101139

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-1615.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/30/2017

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-7895

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-whitelists:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:perf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:python-perf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/OracleLinux

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/28/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7477, CVE-2017-2583, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-7645, CVE-2017-7895

RHSA: 2017:1615