Oracle Linux 7 / 8 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2022-9828)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 165317

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 / 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2022-9828 advisory.

- A flaw in net_rds_alloc_sgs() in Oracle Linux kernels allows unprivileged local users to crash the machine. CVSS 3.1 Base Score 6.2 (Availability impacts). CVSS Vector (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H) (CVE-2022-21385)

- An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the Linux kernel's TeleTYpe subsystem. The issue occurs in how a user triggers a race condition using ioctls TIOCSPTLCK and TIOCGPTPEER and TIOCSTI and TCXONC with leakage of memory in the flush_to_ldisc function. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or read unauthorized random data from memory. (CVE-2022-1462) (CVE-2022-2586)

- A use-after-free vulnerability was found in drm_lease_held in drivers/gpu/drm/drm_lease.c in the Linux kernel due to a race problem. This flaw allows a local user privilege attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) or a kernel information leak. (CVE-2022-1280)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. Measuring usage of the shared memory does not scale with large shared memory segment counts which could lead to resource exhaustion and DoS. (CVE-2021-3669)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues 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-2022-9828.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 165317

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2022-9828.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/22/2022

Updated: 9/22/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1280

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, 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: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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 9/21/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3669, CVE-2022-1280, CVE-2022-2586, CVE-2022-21385, CVE-2022-21546