Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2018-4062)

High Nessus Plugin ID 109008


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


Description of changes:

- mlx4: change the ICM table allocations to lowest needed size (Daniel Jurgens) [Orabug: 27718305]
- autofs: use dentry flags to block walks during expire (Ian Kent) [Orabug: 26032471] [Orabug: 27766149]
- autofs races (Al Viro) [Orabug: 27766149] [Orabug: 27766149]
- crypto: FIPS - allow tests to be disabled in FIPS mode (Stephan Mueller) [Orabug: 26182706]
- crypto: rng - Zero seed in crypto_rng_reset (Herbert Xu) [Orabug: 26182706]
- crypto: xts - consolidate sanity check for keys (Stephan Mueller) [Orabug: 26182706]

- fork: fix incorrect fput of ->exe_file causing use-after-free (Eric Biggers) [Orabug: 27290198] {CVE-2017-17052}
- negotiate_mq should happen in all cases of a new VBD being discovered by xen-blkfront, whether called through _probe() or a hot-attached new VBD from dom-0 via xenstore. Otherwise, hot-attached new VBDs are left configured without multi-queue. (Patrick Colp) [Orabug: 27383895]
- rds: Fix NULL pointer dereference in __rds_rdma_map (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 27477007]
- nvme: fix uninitialized prp2 value on small transfers (Jan H. Sch&ouml nherr) [Orabug: 27581008]
- xen-netfront: Improve error handling during initialization (Ross Lagerwall) [Orabug: 27655820]
- RDS: IB: Fix NULL pointer issue (Guanglei Li) [Orabug: 27636704]
- mstflint: update Makefile and Kconfig (Qing Huang) [Orabug: 27656465]
- target: add inquiry_product module param to override LIO default (Kyle Fortin) [Orabug: 27679482]
- target: add inquiry_vendor module param to override LIO-ORG (Kyle Fortin) [Orabug: 27679482]
- net/rds: Avoid copy overhead if send buff is full (Gerd Rausch) [Orabug: 27747176]

- IB/core: Avoid calling ib_query_device (Or Gerlitz) [Orabug: 27687710]
- IB/core: Save the device attributes on the device structure (Ira Weiny) [Orabug: 27687710]
- KVM: x86: fix singlestepping over syscall (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 27669907] {CVE-2017-7518} {CVE-2017-7518}
- xen/acpi: upload _PSD info for non-dom0 CPUs too (Joao Martins) [Orabug: 27655757]
- Revert 'RDS: don't commit to queue till transport connection is up' (Santosh Shilimkar)


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109008

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-4062.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/04/12

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17052, CVE-2017-7518