Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2018-4108)

high Nessus Plugin ID 109828
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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Description of changes:

- netfilter: nfnetlink_cthelper: Add missing permission checks (Kevin Cernekee) [Orabug: 27260771] {CVE-2017-17448}
- netlink: Add netns check on taps (Kevin Cernekee) [Orabug: 27260799] {CVE-2017-17449}
- KVM: Fix stack-out-of-bounds read in write_mmio (Wanpeng Li) [Orabug: 27290606] {CVE-2017-17741} {CVE-2017-17741}
- xprtrdma: Detect unreachable NFS/RDMA servers more reliably (Chuck Lever) [Orabug: 27587008]
- sunrpc: Export xprt_force_disconnect() (Chuck Lever) [Orabug: 27587008]
- sunrpc: Allow xprt->ops->timer method to sleep (Chuck Lever) [Orabug: 27587008]
- KVM: nVMX: fix guest CR4 loading when emulating L2 to L1 exit (Haozhong Zhang) [Orabug: 27720128]
- x86/microcode: probe CPU features on microcode update (Ankur Arora) [Orabug: 27878230]
- x86/microcode: microcode_write() should not reference boot_cpu_data (Ankur Arora) [Orabug: 27878230]
- x86/cpufeatures: use cpu_data in init_scattered_cpuid_flags() (Ankur Arora) [Orabug: 27878230]
- mm/pagewalk.c: report holes in hugetlb ranges (Jann Horn) [Orabug: 27913118] {CVE-2017-16994}
- KEYS: don't let add_key() update an uninstantiated key (David Howells) [Orabug: 27913330] {CVE-2017-15299}
- drm/vmwgfx: NULL pointer dereference in vmw_surface_define_ioctl() (Murray McAllister) [Orabug: 27913367] {CVE-2017-7294}
- vmscan: Support multiple kswapd threads per node (Buddy Lumpkin) [Orabug: 27913411]
- tcp: don't use F-RTO on non-recurring timeouts (Yuchung Cheng) [Orabug: 27901860]
- net/rds: ib: Release correct number of frags (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 27924161]
- crypto: rng - Remove old low-level rng interface (Herbert Xu) [Orabug: 27926676] {CVE-2017-15116}
- crypto: drbg - Convert to new rng interface (Herbert Xu) [Orabug: 27926676] {CVE-2017-15116}
- crypto: ansi_cprng - Convert to new rng interface (Herbert Xu) [Orabug: 27926676] {CVE-2017-15116}
- crypto: krng - Convert to new rng interface (Herbert Xu) [Orabug: 27926676] {CVE-2017-15116}
- RDS: Heap OOB write in rds_message_alloc_sgs() (Mohamed Ghannam) [Orabug: 27934066] {CVE-2018-5332}
- net: Fix double free and memory corruption in get_net_ns_by_id() (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 27934789] {CVE-2017-15129}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109828

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-4108.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/16/2018

Updated: 9/27/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15116, CVE-2017-15129, CVE-2017-15299, CVE-2017-16994, CVE-2017-17448, CVE-2017-17449, CVE-2017-17741, CVE-2017-7294, CVE-2018-5332