Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2019-0818)

high Nessus Plugin ID 124254
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2019-0818 advisory.

- In the Linux kernel before 4.20.8, kvm_ioctl_create_device in virt/kvm/kvm_main.c mishandles reference counting because of a race condition, leading to a use-after-free. (CVE-2019-6974)

- The KVM implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.20.5 has a Use-after-Free. (CVE-2019-7221)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2019-0818.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124254

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-0818.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/24/2019

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6974

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-whitelists:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:perf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:python-perf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:bpftool:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/7/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6974, CVE-2019-7221

RHSA: 2019:0818