Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2019-4570)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122802
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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2019-4570 advisory.

- Linux Linux kernel version at least v4.8 onwards, probably well before contains a Insufficient input validation vulnerability in bnx2x network card driver that can result in DoS: Network card firmware assertion takes card off-line. This attack appear to be exploitable via An attacker on a must pass a very large, specially crafted packet to the bnx2x card. This can be done from an untrusted guest VM..

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is an invalid pointer dereference in
__del_reloc_root() in fs/btrfs/relocation.c when mounting a crafted btrfs image, related to removing reloc rb_trees when reloc control has not been initialized. (CVE-2018-14609)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is an invalid pointer dereference in btrfs_root_node() when mounting a crafted btrfs image, because of a lack of chunk block group mapping validation in btrfs_read_block_groups in fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c, and a lack of empty-tree checks in check_leaf in fs/btrfs/tree-checker.c. (CVE-2018-14612)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122802

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-4570.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/13/2019

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-16862


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-headers:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:perf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:python-perf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 3/12/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000026, CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-14609, CVE-2018-14612