Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2018-4025)

high Nessus Plugin ID 106670

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 6 / 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2018-4025 advisory.

- Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis of the data cache. (CVE-2017-5754)

- The assoc_array_insert_into_terminal_node function in lib/assoc_array.c in the Linux kernel before 4.13.11 mishandles node splitting, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) via a crafted application, as demonstrated by the keyring key type, and key addition and link creation operations. (CVE-2017-12193)

- The dccp_disconnect function in net/dccp/proto.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.3 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via an AF_UNSPEC connect system call during the DCCP_LISTEN state. (CVE-2017-8824)

- Use-after-free vulnerability in the snd_pcm_info function in the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel allows attackers to gain privileges via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2017-0861)

- The sctp_do_peeloff function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14 does not check whether the intended netns is used in a peel-off action, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls.
(CVE-2017-15115)

- The raw_sendmsg() function in net/ipv4/raw.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.6 has a race condition in inet->hdrincl that leads to uninitialized stack pointer usage; this allows a local user to execute code and gain privileges. (CVE-2017-17712)

- The move_pages system call in mm/migrate.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12.9 doesn't check the effective uid of the target process, enabling a local attacker to learn the memory layout of a setuid executable despite ASLR. (CVE-2017-14140)

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-2018-4025.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106670

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-4025.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/8/2018

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8824

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: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-firmware

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-8824, CVE-2017-12193, CVE-2017-14140, CVE-2017-15115, CVE-2017-17712

IAVA: 2018-A-0019, 2018-A-0022-S, 2018-A-0017