Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2019-4316)

high Nessus Plugin ID 120977
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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Description of changes:

kernel-uek [3.8.13-118.29.1.el7uek]
- Copy secure_boot flag in boot params across kexec reboot (Dave Young) [Orabug: 22066352] {CVE-2015-7837}
- ipv6: tcp: add rcu locking in tcp_v6_send_synack() (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25059183] {CVE-2016-3841}
- ipv6: add complete rcu protection around np->opt (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25059183] {CVE-2016-3841}
- scsi: qla2xxx: Fix an integer overflow in sysfs code (Dan Carpenter) [Orabug: 28220420] {CVE-2017-14051}
- ext4: fail ext4_iget for root directory if unallocated (Theodore Ts'o) [Orabug: 28220433] {CVE-2018-1092} {CVE-2018-1092}
- certs: Add Oracle's new X509 cert into the kernel keyring (Eric Snowberg) [Orabug: 28926205] - ALSA: seq: Fix regression by incorrect ioctl_mutex usages (Takashi Iwai) [Orabug: 29005190] {CVE-2018-1000004}
- netfilter: xt_osf: Add missing permission checks (Kevin Cernekee) [Orabug: 29037832] {CVE-2017-17450}
- wil6210: missing length check in wmi_set_ie (Lior David) [Orabug: 29060697] {CVE-2018-5848}
- HID: debug: check length before copy_to_user() (Daniel Rosenberg) [Orabug: 29128167] {CVE-2018-9516}
- x86/MCE: Serialize sysfs changes (Seunghun Han) [Orabug: 29152249] {CVE-2018-7995}
- Input: i8042 - fix crash at boot time (Chen Hong) [Orabug: 29152329] {CVE-2017-18079}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120977

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-4316.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/7/2019

Updated: 2/26/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-firmware:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.29.1.el6uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.29.1.el7uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17450, CVE-2018-1000004, CVE-2017-18079, CVE-2018-1092, CVE-2018-5848, CVE-2018-9516, CVE-2016-3841, CVE-2017-14051, CVE-2015-7837, CVE-2018-7995