Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2018-2748)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117765

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:2748 :

An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

* kernel: Integer overflow in Linux's create_elf_tables function (CVE-2018-14634)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting this issue.

Bug Fix(es) :

These updated kernel packages include also numerous bug fixes. Space precludes documenting all of the bug fixes in this advisory. See the descriptions in the related Knowledge Article :

https://access.redhat.com/articles/3588731

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-September/008052.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117765

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-2748.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/27

Modified: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14634

RHSA: 2018:2748