Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2012-2025)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68678

Synopsis

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

Description

Description of changes:

* CVE-2012-2745: Denial-of-service in kernel key management.

A potential double-free of the replacement session keyring on fork() could result in a denial-of-service by a local, unprivileged user.


* CVE-2011-1083: Algorithmic denial of service in epoll.

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Event Poll (epoll) subsystem handled large, nested epoll structures. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.



[2.6.39-200.29.2.el5uek]
- epoll: clear the tfile_check_list on -ELOOP (Joe Jin) {CVE-2012-3375}
- Don't limit non-nested epoll paths (Jason Baron)
- epoll: kabi fixups for epoll limit wakeup paths (Joe Jin) {CVE-2011-1083}
- epoll: limit paths (Jason Baron) {CVE-2011-1083}
- cred: copy_process() should clear child->replacement_session_keyring (Oleg Nesterov) {CVE-2012-2745}

Solution

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-July/002937.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-July/002938.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68678

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-2025.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/09/30

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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-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, 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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1083, CVE-2012-2745, CVE-2012-3375

BID: 46630, 54283, 54365