Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2018-4261)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118441


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


Description of changes:

- Revert 'rds: RDS (tcp) hangs on sendto() to unresponding address' (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 28837953]

- x86/speculation: Retpoline should always be available on Skylake (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28801831]

- x86/speculation: Add sysfs entry to enable/disable retpoline (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28607548]
- x86/speculation: Switch to IBRS when loading a non-retpoline module (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28607548]
- x86/speculation: Remove unnecessary retpoline alternatives (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28607548]
- x86/speculation: Use static key to enable/disable retpoline (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28607548]
- locking/static_keys: Provide DECLARE and well as DEFINE macros (Tony Luck) [Orabug: 28607548]
- jump_label: remove bug.h, atomic.h dependencies for HAVE_JUMP_LABEL (Jason Baron) [Orabug: 28607548]
- locking/static_key: Fix concurrent static_key_slow_inc() (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 28607548]
- jump_label: make static_key_enabled() work on static_key_true/false types too (Tejun Heo) [Orabug: 28607548]
- locking/static_keys: Fix up the static keys documentation (Jonathan Corbet) [Orabug: 28607548]
- locking/static_keys: Fix a silly typo (Jonathan Corbet) [Orabug: 28607548]
- jump label, locking/static_keys: Update docs (Jason Baron) [Orabug: 28607548]
- x86/asm: Add asm macros for static keys/jump labels (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 28607548]
- x86/asm: Error out if asm/jump_label.h is included inappropriately (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 28607548]
- jump_label/x86: Work around asm build bug on older/backported GCCs (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]
- locking/static_keys: Add a new static_key interface (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]
- locking/static_keys: Rework update logic (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]
- jump_label: Add jump_entry_key() helper (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]
- jump_label, locking/static_keys: Rename JUMP_LABEL_TYPE_* and related helpers to the static_key* pattern (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]
- jump_label: Rename JUMP_LABEL_{EN,DIS}ABLE to JUMP_LABEL_{JMP,NOP} (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]
- module, jump_label: Fix module locking (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]
- x86/speculation: Protect against userspace-userspace spectreRSB (Jiri Kosina) [Orabug: 28631590] {CVE-2018-15572}
- x86/spectre_v2: Remove remaining references to lfence mitigation (Alejandro Jimenez) [Orabug: 28631590] {CVE-2018-15572}
- Revert 'md: allow a partially recovered device to be hot-added to an array.' (NeilBrown) [Orabug: 28702623]
- x86/bugs: ssbd_ibrs_selected called prematurely (Daniel Jordan) [Orabug: 28788839]
- net/mlx4_core: print firmware version during driver loading (Qing Huang) [Orabug: 28809377]
- mm: numa: Do not trap faults on shared data section pages. (Henry Willard) [Orabug: 28814880]
- hugetlbfs: dirty pages as they are added to pagecache (Mike Kravetz) [Orabug: 28813968]

- rds: RDS (tcp) hangs on sendto() to unresponding address (Ka-Cheong Poon) [Orabug: 28762608]
- nfs: fix a deadlock in nfs client initialization (Scott Mayhew) [Orabug: 28486463]
- infiniband: fix a possible use-after-free bug (Cong Wang) [Orabug: 28774517] {CVE-2018-14734}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118441

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-4261.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/26

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2018/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14734, CVE-2018-15572