Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2019-4509)

high Nessus Plugin ID 121201
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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Description of changes:

- net: rds: fix rds_ib_sysctl_max_recv_allocation error (Zhu Yanjun) [Orabug: 29003422] - nfs: don't dirty kernel pages read by direct-io (Dave Kleikamp) [Orabug: 29122062] - KVM: X86: Fix scan ioapic use-before-initialization (Wanpeng Li) [Orabug: 29026132] {CVE-2018-19407}
- hugetlb: take PMD sharing into account when flushing tlb/caches (Mike Kravetz) [Orabug: 28951436] - mm: migration: fix migration of huge PMD shared pages (Mike Kravetz) [Orabug: 28951436] - mm/mmu_notifier: avoid double notification when it is useless (J&eacute r&ocirc me Glisse) [Orabug: 28951436]

- ALSA: usb-audio: Fix UAF decrement if card has no live interfaces in card.c (Hui Peng) [Orabug: 29042979] {CVE-2018-19824}
- arm64/kernel: kaslr: reduce module randomization range to 4 GB (Ard Biesheuvel) [Orabug: 28954789] - xfs: enhance dinode verifier (Eric Sandeen) [Orabug: 28997653] {CVE-2018-10322}
- xfs: move inode fork verifiers to xfs_dinode_verify (Darrick J. Wong) [Orabug: 28997653] {CVE-2018-10322}
- Revert 'xfs: move inode fork verifiers to xfs_dinode_verify' (Shan Hai) [Orabug: 28997653] - Revert 'xfs: enhance dinode verifier' (Shan Hai) [Orabug: 28997653]

- arm64: disable /dev/port on 64 bit ARM (Eric Saint-Etienne) [Orabug: 28961247] - crypto: ccp - add timeout support in the SEV command (Brijesh Singh) [Orabug: 29029018] - crypto: ccp - Add GET_ID SEV command (Janakarajan Natarajan) [Orabug: 29029018] - crypto: ccp - Add DOWNLOAD_FIRMWARE SEV command (Janakarajan Natarajan) [Orabug: 29029018]
- net: phy: mdio-bcm-unimac: fix potential NULL dereference in unimac_mdio_probe() (Wei Yongjun) [Orabug: 27677743] {CVE-2018-8043}
- vti6: remove !skb->ignore_df check from vti6_xmit() (Alexey Kodanev) [Orabug: 28940590] - A/A failback does not work in concert with ibacm (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 28972800] - ACPICA: Reference Counts: increase max to 0x4000 for large servers (Erik Schmauss) [Orabug: 29019053]

- wil6210: missing length check in wmi_set_ie (Lior David) [Orabug: 28951264] {CVE-2018-5848}
- [PATCH UEK5 u1 v3] dtrace: add DTRACEACT_PCAP for packet capture for later pcap_dump() (Alan Maguire) [Orabug: 28951771] - floppy: Do not copy a kernel pointer to user memory in FDGETPRM ioctl (Andy Whitcroft) {CVE-2018-7755} {CVE-2018-7755}
- [PATCH UEK5 u1 v2] dtrace: fix ip provider inconsistencies between IPv4/IPv6 (Alan Maguire) [Orabug: 28956807] - x86/speculation: Make enhanced IBRS the default spectre v2 mitigation (Alejandro Jimenez) [Orabug: 28992002] - x86/speculation: Enable enhanced IBRS usage (Alejandro Jimenez) [Orabug: 28992002] - x86/speculation: functions for supporting enhanced IBRS (Alejandro Jimenez) [Orabug: 28992002] - Add forward declaration of tlb_flush, required for asm-generic. (Jack Vogel) [Orabug: 28866513] - x86/mm: Page size aware flush_tlb_mm_range() (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28866513] - mm/memory: Move mmu_gather and TLB invalidation code into its own file (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28866513]
- asm-generic/tlb: Track which levels of the page tables have been cleared (Will Deacon) [Orabug: 28866513] - asm-generic/tlb: Track freeing of page-table directories in struct mmu_gather (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28866513] - mm: mmu_notifier fix for tlb_end_vma (Nicholas Piggin) [Orabug: 28866513] - mm: update comment describing tlb_gather_mmu (Mike Rapoport) [Orabug: 28866513]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121201

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-4509.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/16/2019

Updated: 2/24/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-5848


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: 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: E:U/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-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10322, CVE-2018-19407, CVE-2018-19824, CVE-2018-5848, CVE-2018-7755, CVE-2018-8043