Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : unbreakable enterprise kernel (ELSA-2014-3054)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76928

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-2014-3054 advisory.

- The n_tty_write function in drivers/tty/n_tty.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 does not properly manage tty driver access in the LECHO & !OPOST case, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or gain privileges by triggering a race condition involving read and write operations with long strings. (CVE-2014-0196)

- The (1) BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR and (2) BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR_NEST extension implementations in the sk_run_filter function in net/core/filter.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 do not check whether a certain length value is sufficiently large, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer underflow and system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. NOTE: the affected code was moved to the __skb_get_nlattr and
__skb_get_nlattr_nest functions before the vulnerability was announced. (CVE-2014-3144)

- The BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR_NEST extension implementation in the sk_run_filter function in net/core/filter.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 uses the reverse order in a certain subtraction, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (over-read and system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. NOTE: the affected code was moved to the __skb_get_nlattr_nest function before the vulnerability was announced.
(CVE-2014-3145)

- The futex_wait_requeue_pi function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5.1 does not ensure that calls have two different futex addresses, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted FUTEX_WAIT_REQUEUE_PI command. (CVE-2012-6647)

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-2014-3054.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76928

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-3054.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/31/2014

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0196

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

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

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-2.6.32-400.36.6.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.6.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.6.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.6.el6uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.6.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.6.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.6.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.6.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: 7/30/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/7/2014

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6647, CVE-2014-0196, CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145

BID: 67199, 67309, 67321, 67395