RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2017:2795)

high Nessus Plugin ID 103494

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for kernel.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2017:2795 advisory.

- kernel: load_elf_ binary() does not take account of the need to allocate sufficient space for the entire binary (CVE-2017-1000253)

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 RHEL kernel package based on the guidance in RHSA-2017:2795.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?bd7f8d78

https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/3189592

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1492212

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2795

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103494

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2795.nasl

Version: 3.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/27/2017

Updated: 4/27/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1000253

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-bootwrapper, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-kdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/5/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000253

CWE: 119

IAVB: 2017-B-0135-S

RHSA: 2017:2795