Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : unbreakable enterprise kernel (ELSA-2014-3068)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77139

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 5 / 6 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2014-3068 advisory.

- The sctp_association_free function in net/sctp/associola.c in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 does not properly manage a certain backlog value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (socket outage) via a crafted SCTP packet. (CVE-2014-4667)

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-2014-3068.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77139

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-3068.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2014

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-4667

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/27/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4667

BID: 68224