Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1541)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67952


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1541 :

Updated kernel packages that fix security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

This update fixes the following security issues :

* a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe's reader and writer counters. This could lead to a local denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-3547, Important)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67952

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1541.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-hugemem, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-hugemem-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-largesmp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-largesmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-smp-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xenU, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xenU-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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: 2009/11/04

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2691, CVE-2009-2695, CVE-2009-2849, CVE-2009-2910, CVE-2009-3002, CVE-2009-3228, CVE-2009-3547, CVE-2009-3612, CVE-2009-3613, CVE-2009-3620, CVE-2009-3621

BID: 36901

OSVDB: 55807, 56981, 57209, 57428, 57757, 57821, 59068, 59070, 59082, 59210, 59211, 59222, 59654

RHSA: 2009:1541

CWE: 16, 20, 119, 200, 362, 399