Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2013-1348)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70287

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1348 :

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available as part of the ongoing support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5. This is the tenth regular update.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

This update fixes the following security issue :

* It was found that a deadlock could occur in the Out of Memory (OOM) killer. A process could trigger this deadlock by consuming a large amount of memory, and then causing request_module() to be called. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption). (CVE-2012-4398, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Tetsuo Handa for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes numerous bugs and adds various enhancements.
Refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Release Notes for information on the most significant of these changes, and the Technical Notes for further information, both linked to in the References.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to install these updated packages, which correct this issue, and fix the bugs and add the enhancements noted in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Release Notes and Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-October/003700.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70287

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-1348.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/03

Updated: 2019/09/30

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4398

BID: 52687, 54279, 55151, 55361, 56798, 56891, 57740, 57743, 57744, 57745, 57838, 57986, 58381, 58426, 58908, 58977, 58989, 58990, 58991, 58992, 58996, 59377, 59383, 59390, 59393, 60254, 60280, 60375, 60715, 60858, 60874, 60893, 60953, 61411

RHSA: 2013:1348