Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2013-2520)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68852

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-2013-2520 advisory.

- Race condition in fs/ext4/extents.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.16 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from a deleted file by reading an extent that was not properly marked as uninitialized. (CVE-2012-4508)

- The online_pages function in mm/memory_hotplug.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact in opportunistic circumstances by using memory that was hot-added by an administrator.
(CVE-2012-5517)

- arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h in the Linux kernel before 3.6.2, when transparent huge pages are used, does not properly support PROT_NONE memory regions, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application. (CVE-2013-0309)

- The cipso_v4_validate function in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an IPOPT_CIPSO IP_OPTIONS setsockopt system call. (CVE-2013-0310)

- Race condition in the ptrace functionality in the Linux kernel before 3.7.5 allows local users to gain privileges via a PTRACE_SETREGS ptrace system call in a crafted application, as demonstrated by ptrace_death. (CVE-2013-0871)

- The kvm_set_msr_common function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the Linux kernel through 3.8.4 does not ensure a required time_page alignment during an MSR_KVM_SYSTEM_TIME operation, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and host OS memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application. (CVE-2013-1796)

- The ioapic_read_indirect function in virt/kvm/ioapic.c in the Linux kernel through 3.8.4 does not properly handle a certain combination of invalid IOAPIC_REG_SELECT and IOAPIC_REG_WINDOW operations, which allows guest OS users to obtain sensitive information from host OS memory or cause a denial of service (host OS OOPS) via a crafted application. (CVE-2013-1798)

- net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize certain structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.
(CVE-2012-6537)

- The ATM implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize certain structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application.
(CVE-2012-6546)

- The __tun_chr_ioctl function in drivers/net/tun.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize a certain structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application. (CVE-2012-6547)

- The xfrm_state_netlink function in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5.7 does not properly handle error conditions in dump_one_state function calls, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability. (CVE-2013-1826)

- The hidp_setup_hid function in net/bluetooth/hidp/core.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7.6 does not properly copy a certain name field, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by setting a long name and making an HIDPCONNADD ioctl call. (CVE-2013-0349)

- The chase_port function in drivers/usb/serial/io_ti.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via an attempted /dev/ttyUSB read or write operation on a disconnected Edgeport USB serial converter. (CVE-2013-1774)

- Race condition in the install_user_keyrings function in security/keys/process_keys.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via crafted keyctl system calls that trigger keyring operations in simultaneous threads. (CVE-2013-1792)

- net/dccp/ccid.h in the Linux kernel before 3.5.4 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for a certain (1) sender or (2) receiver getsockopt call. (CVE-2013-1827)

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-2013-2520.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68852

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-2520.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-0871

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:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.26.2.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.26.2.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.26.2.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.26.2.el6uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.26.2.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.26.2.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.26.2.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.26.2.el6uekdebug

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/25/2012

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5517, CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6546, CVE-2012-6547, CVE-2013-0349, CVE-2013-0871, CVE-2013-1774, CVE-2013-1792, CVE-2013-1796, CVE-2013-1798, CVE-2013-1826, CVE-2013-1827

BID: 56527, 57986, 58112, 58202, 58368, 58381, 58383, 58604, 58607, 58977, 58992, 58996