Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2010-0020)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 67983


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0020 :

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple 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 flaw was found in each of the following Intel PRO/1000 Linux drivers in the Linux kernel: e1000 and e1000e. A remote attacker using packets larger than the MTU could bypass the existing fragment check, resulting in partial, invalid frames being passed to the network stack. These flaws could also possibly be used to trigger a remote denial of service. (CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538, Important)

* a flaw was found in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel. Receiving overly-long frames with network cards supported by this driver could possibly result in a remote denial of service.
(CVE-2009-4537, Important)

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


Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67983

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0020.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2010/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4537, CVE-2009-4538

BID: 36706, 37519, 37523

OSVDB: 61769, 61787, 61788

RHSA: 2010:0020

CWE: 20, 189