Oracle Linux 8 : kernel (ELSA-2019-1479) (SACK Panic) (SACK Slowness)

High Nessus Plugin ID 127590


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2019:1479 :

An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

* An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's networking subsystem processed TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) segments. While processing SACK segments, the Linux kernel's socket buffer (SKB) data structure becomes fragmented. Each fragment is about TCP maximum segment size (MSS) bytes. To efficiently process SACK blocks, the Linux kernel merges multiple fragmented SKBs into one, potentially overflowing the variable holding the number of segments. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the Linux kernel by sending a crafted sequence of SACK segments on a TCP connection with small value of TCP MSS, resulting in a denial of service (DoS).

* kernel: lack of check for mmap minimum address in expand_downwards in mm/ mmap.c leads to NULL pointer dereferences exploit on non-SMAP platforms (CVE-2019-9213)

* Kernel: tcp: excessive resource consumption while processing SACK blocks allows remote denial of service (CVE-2019-11478)

* Kernel: tcp: excessive resource consumption for TCP connections with low MSS allows remote denial of service (CVE-2019-11479)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Bug Fix(es) :

* [HPE 8.0 Bug] nvme drive power button does not turn off drive (BZ#1700288)

* RHEL8.0 - hw csum failure seen in dmesg and console (using mlx5/mlx4/ Mellanox) (BZ#1700289)

* RHEL8.0 - vfio-ap: add subsystem to matrix device to avoid libudev failures (kvm) (BZ#1700290)

* [FJ8.1 Bug]: Make Fujitsu Erratum 010001 patch work on A64FX v1r0 (BZ# 1700901)

* [FJ8.0 Bug]: Fujitsu A64FX processor errata - panic by unknown fault (BZ# 1700902)

* RHEL 8.0 Snapshot 4 - nvme create-ns command hangs after creating 20 namespaces on Bolt (NVMe) (BZ#1701140)

* [Cavium/Marvell 8.0 qed] Fix qed_mcp_halt() and qed_mcp_resume() (backporting bug) (BZ#1704184)

* [Intel 8.1 Bug] PBF: Base frequency display fix (BZ#1706739)

* [RHEL8]read/write operation not permitted to /sys/kernel/debug/gcov/reset (BZ#1708100)

* RHEL8.0 - ISST-LTE:pVM:fleetwood:LPM:raylp85:After lpm seeing the console logs on the the lpar at target side (BZ#1708102)

* RHEL8.0 - Backport support for software count cache flush Spectre v2 mitigation (BZ#1708112)

* [Regression] RHEL8.0 - System crashed with one stress-ng-mremap stressor on Boston (kvm host) (BZ#1708617)

* [intel ice Rhel 8 RC1] ethtool -A ethx causes interfaces to go down (BZ# 1709433)


Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127590

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-1479.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/12

Updated: 2020/01/24

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-core, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-cross-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-core, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-modules, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-modules, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-perf, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/05

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) rds_atomic_free_op NULL pointer dereference Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11479, CVE-2019-9213

RHSA: 2019:1479