Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2011-2021)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68419
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 5 / 6 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2011-2021 advisory.

- net/ipv4/ip_gre.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34, when ip_gre is configured as a module, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by sending a packet during module loading. (CVE-2011-1767)

- The tunnels implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34, when tunnel functionality is configured as a module, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by sending a packet during module loading. (CVE-2011-1768)

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-2011-2021.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68419

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-2021.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl, ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-1768

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-firmware, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-100.37.1.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-100.37.1.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-100.37.1.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-100.37.1.el6uekdebug

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: 7/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1767, CVE-2011-1768