Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2013-2534)

high Nessus Plugin ID 68856
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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Description of changes:

- KVM: add missing void __user COPYING CREDITS Documentation Kbuild MAINTAINERS Makefile README REPORTING-BUGS arch block crypto drivers firmware fs include init ipc kernel lib mm net samples scripts security sound tools uek-rpm usr virt cast to access_ok() call (Heiko Carstens) [Orabug: 16941620] {CVE-2013-1943}
- KVM: Validate userspace_addr of memslot when registered (Takuya Yoshikawa) [Orabug: 16941620] {CVE-2013-1943}

- do_add_mount()/umount -l races (Jerry Snitselaar) [Orabug: 16311974]
- tg3: fix length overflow in VPD firmware parsing (Kees Cook) [Orabug: 16837019] {CVE-2013-1929}
- USB: cdc-wdm: fix buffer overflow (Oliver Neukum) [Orabug: 16837003] {CVE-2013-1860}
- bonding: emit event when bonding changes MAC (Weiping Pan) [Orabug: 16579025]
- sched: Fix ancient race in do_exit() (Joe Jin)
- open debug in page_move_anon_rmap by default. (Xiaowei.Hu) [Orabug: 14046035]
- block: default SCSI command filter does not accomodate commands overlap across device classes (Jamie Iles) [Orabug: 16387136] {CVE-2012-4542}
- vma_adjust: fix the copying of anon_vma chains (Linus Torvalds) [Orabug: 14046035]
- xen-netfront: delay gARP until backend switches to Connected (Laszlo Ersek) [Orabug: 16182568]
- svcrpc: don't hold sv_lock over svc_xprt_put() (J. Bruce Fields) [Orabug: 16032824]
- mm/hotplug: correctly add new zone to all other nodes' zone lists (Jiang Liu) [Orabug: 16603569] {CVE-2012-5517}
- ptrace: ptrace_resume() shouldn't wake up !TASK_TRACED thread (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16405868] {CVE-2013-0871}
- ptrace: ensure arch_ptrace/ptrace_request can never race with SIGKILL (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16405868] {CVE-2013-0871}
- ptrace: introduce signal_wake_up_state() and ptrace_signal_wake_up() (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16405868] {CVE-2013-0871}
- Bluetooth: Fix incorrect strncpy() in hidp_setup_hid() (Anderson Lizardo) [Orabug: 16711062] {CVE-2013-0349}
- dccp: check ccid before dereferencing (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16711040] {CVE-2013-1827}
- USB: io_ti: Fix NULL dereference in chase_port() (Wolfgang Frisch) [Orabug: 16425435] {CVE-2013-1774}
- keys: fix race with concurrent install_user_keyrings() (David Howells) [Orabug: 16493369] {CVE-2013-1792}
- KVM: Fix bounds checking in ioapic indirect register reads (CVE-2013-1798) (Andy Honig) [Orabug: 16710937] {CVE-2013-1798}
- KVM: x86: fix for buffer overflow in handling of MSR_KVM_SYSTEM_TIME (CVE-2013-1796) (Jerry Snitselaar) [Orabug: 16710794] {CVE-2013-1796}

- net/tun: fix ioctl() based info leaks (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2012-6547}
- atm: fix info leak via getsockname() (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2012-6546}
- atm: fix info leak in getsockopt(SO_ATMPVC) (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2012-6546}
- xfrm_user: fix info leak in copy_to_user_tmpl() (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2012-6537}
- xfrm_user: fix info leak in copy_to_user_policy() (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2012-6537}
- xfrm_user: fix info leak in copy_to_user_state() (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2013-6537}
- xfrm_user: return error pointer instead of NULL #2 (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2013-1826}
- xfrm_user: return error pointer instead of NULL (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2013-1826}
- llc: fix info leak via getsockname() (Mathias Krause) [Orabug: 16675501] {CVE-2012-6542}
- x86/mm: Check if PUD is large when validating a kernel address (Mel Gorman) [Orabug: 14251997]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68856

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-2534.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: High

Score: 7.4


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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/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, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.29.1.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.29.1.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.29.1.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.29.1.el6uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.29.1.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.29.1.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.29.1.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.29.1.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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/21/2012

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4542, CVE-2012-5517, CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6542, 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, CVE-2013-1860, CVE-2013-1929, CVE-2013-1943

BID: 56527, 57986, 58088, 58112, 58202, 58368, 58381, 58383, 58510, 58604, 58607, 58908, 58977, 58989, 58992, 58996, 60466