Oracle Linux 8 : kernel (ELSA-2021-2168)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 150145
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-2168 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel in versions before 5.12. The value of internal.ndata, in the KVM API, is mapped to an array index, which can be updated by a user process at anytime which could lead to an out- of-bounds write. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data integrity and system availability.
(CVE-2021-3501)

- A flaw null pointer dereference in the Nitro Enclaves kernel driver was found in the way that Enclaves VMs forces closures on the enclave file descriptor. A local user of a host machine could use this flaw to crash the system or escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2021-3543)

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-2021-2168.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 150145

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-2168.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/2/2021

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl, ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3543

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-stablelists, 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-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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/2/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/6/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3501, CVE-2021-3543