Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2020-5541)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 134024
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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Description of changes:

- Fix KABI error by keeping the struct field being removed by the below patch (Ritika Srivastava) [Orabug: 30902926] - Revert 'PCI: Check pref compatible bit for mem64 resource of PCIe device' (Ritika Srivastava) [Orabug: 30902926]

- rds: Use bitmap to designate dropped connections (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 30868399] - rds: Avoid flushing MRs in rds_rdma_drop_keys (aru kolappan) [Orabug: 29797476] - CIFS: fix POSIX lock leak and invalid ptr deref (Aurelien Aptel) [Orabug: 30399972] - mwifiex: Fix heap overflow in mmwifiex_process_tdls_action_frame() (qize wang) [Orabug: 30819439] {CVE-2019-14901}
- media: b2c2-flexcop-usb: add sanity checking (Oliver Neukum) [Orabug: 30864533] {CVE-2019-15291}
- rds: prevent use-after-free of rds conn in rds_send_drop_to() (Sharath Srinivasan) [Orabug: 30865080] - KVM: vmx: use MSR_IA32_TSX_CTRL to hard-disable TSX on guest that lack it (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 30867886] - KVM: vmx: implement MSR_IA32_TSX_CTRL disable RTM functionality (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 30867886] - KVM: x86: implement MSR_IA32_TSX_CTRL effect on CPUID (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 30867886] - KVM: x86: do not modify masked bits of shared MSRs (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 30867886] - KVM: x86: fix presentation of TSX feature in ARCH_CAPABILITIES (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 30867886] - slub: do not sanity check if SLAB_DEBUG_FREE is not set (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 30903145] - slub: extend slub debug to handle multiple slabs (Aaron Tomlin) [Orabug: 30903145] - Fix kmalloc slab creation sequence (Christoph Lameter) [Orabug: 30903145] - slab: correct size_index table before replacing the bootstrap kmem_cache_node (Daniel Sanders) [Orabug: 30903145] - mm/slab_common: support the slub_debug boot option on specific object size (Gavin Guo) [Orabug: 30903145]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134024

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2020-5541.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/25/2020

Updated: 2/27/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 2/24/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/20/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15291, CVE-2019-14901