Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : unbreakable enterprise kernel (ELSA-2014-3048)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76603

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-2014-3048 advisory.

- The PPPoL2TP feature in net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c in the Linux kernel through 3.15.6 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging data-structure differences between an l2tp socket and an inet socket.
(CVE-2014-4943)

- The Linux kernel before 3.15.4 on Intel processors does not properly restrict use of a non-canonical value for the saved RIP address in the case of a system call that does not use IRET, which allows local users to leverage a race condition and gain privileges, or cause a denial of service (double fault), via a crafted application that makes ptrace and fork system calls. (CVE-2014-4699)

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-2014-3048.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76603

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-3048.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/20/2014

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-4943

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-2.6.32-400.36.4.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.4.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.4.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.4.el6uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.4.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.4.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.4.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.4.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: 7/18/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/9/2014

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4699, CVE-2014-4943

BID: 63536, 68411, 68768