Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2011-2033)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 68424
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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Description of changes:

* CVE-2011-1161: Information leak in transmission logic of TPM driver.

A missing buffer size check in tpm_transmit could allow leaking of potentially sensitive kernel memory.

* CVE-2011-1162: Information leak in TPM driver.

A flaw in the way memory containing security-related data was handled in tpm_read() could allow a local, unprivileged user to read the results of a previously run TPM command. (CVE-2011-1162, Low)

* CVE-2011-2494: Information leak in task/process statistics.

The I/O statistics from the taskstats subsystem could be read without any restrictions. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to gather confidential information, such as the length of a password used in a process. (CVE-2011-2494, Low)

* CVE-2011-3188: Weak TCP sequence number generation.

The way IPv4 and IPv6 protocol sequence numbers and fragment IDs were generated could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to inject packets and possibly hijack connections. Protocol sequence numbers and fragment IDs are now more random. (CVE-2011-3188, Moderate)

* CVE-2011-1577: Missing boundary checks in GPT partition handling.

A heap overflow flaw in the Linux kernel's EFI GUID Partition Table (GPT) implementation could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service by mounting a disk that contains specially crafted partition tables. (CVE-2011-1577, Low)

* CVE-2011-3191: Memory corruption in CIFS.

A malicious CIFS server could overflow a signed integer value, causing a memcpy() to scribble over a large amount of memory.

* CVE-2011-3353: Denial of service in FUSE via FUSE_NOTIFY_INVAL_ENTRY.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) implementation. A local user in the fuse group who has access to mount a FUSE file system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3353, Moderate)

* CVE-2011-4326: Denial of service in IPv6 UDP Fragmentation Offload.

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled fragmented IPv6 UDP datagrams over the bridge with UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) functionality on. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4326, Important)

* CVE-2011-3593: Denial of service in VLAN with priority tagged frames.

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled VLAN 0 frames with the priority tag set. When using certain network drivers, an attacker on the local network could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3593, Moderate)

* CVE-2011-2699: Predictable IPv6 fragment identification numbers.

IPv6 fragment identification value generation could allow a remote attacker to disrupt a target system's networking, preventing legitimate users from accessing its services. (CVE-2011-2699, Important)


- net: Remove atmclip.h to prevent break kabi check.
- KConfig: add CONFIG_UEK5=n to ol6/config-generic

- ipv6: make fragment identifications less predictable (Joe Jin) {CVE-2011-2699}
- vlan: fix panic when handling priority tagged frames (Joe Jin) {CVE-2011-3593}
- ipv6: udp: fix the wrong headroom check (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-4326}
- b43: allocate receive buffers big enough for max frame len + offset (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-3359}
- fuse: check size of FUSE_NOTIFY_INVAL_ENTRY message (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-3353}
- cifs: fix possible memory corruption in CIFSFindNext (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-3191}
- crypto: md5 - Add export support (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-2699}
- fs/partitions/efi.c: corrupted GUID partition tables can cause kernel oops (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-1577}
- block: use struct parsed_partitions *state universally in partition check code (Maxim Uvarov)
- net: Compute protocol sequence numbers and fragment IDs using MD5. (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-3188}
- crypto: Move md5_transform to lib/md5.c (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-3188}
- perf tools: do not look at ./config for configuration (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-2905}
- Make TASKSTATS require root access (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-2494}
- TPM: Zero buffer after copying to userspace (Maxim Uvarov) {CVE-2011-1162}
- TPM: Call tpm_transmit with correct size (Maxim Uvarov){CVE-2011-1161}
- fnic: fix panic while booting in fnic(Xiaowei Hu)
- Revert 'PCI hotplug: acpiphp: set current_state to D0 in register_slot' (Guru Anbalagane)
- xen: drop xen_sched_clock in favour of using plain wallclock time (Jeremy Fitzhardinge)

- PCI: Set device power state to PCI_D0 for device without native PM support (Ajaykumar Hotchandani) [orabug 13033435]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 68424

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-2033.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-2.6.32-200.23.1.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-200.23.1.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-200.23.1.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-200.23.1.el6uekdebug, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/3/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1162, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-2494, CVE-2011-2699, CVE-2011-2905, CVE-2011-3188, CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-3353, CVE-2011-3359, CVE-2011-3593, CVE-2011-4326